-Says Senator Joseph As He Lays First Block For US$1.5m Project
The first block for the ongoing US$1.5 million college project in New Georgia Community has been laid. Montserrado County Senator, Saah Joseph laying the block told residents of the area that his dream as a Senator is to ensure that kids who parents cannot afford to educate them get an education.
He indicated that they expected the foundation work to have lasted for two months, but it took them one month to have completed it.
“We are ready to build this country, we want to see children go to school,” Senator Joseph said.He said currently he has US$100,000.00 for the project trusting in God to get the balance to see the project completed in time.
“Friends being calling me telling me why I have not asked them for support, I always tell them that I want the project to reach at some level before asking for help from any friend,” he said.
According to him, it is not easy to raise stipulated US$1.5 million, but said he trusts that God will help him succeeds in his quest and added that it is a challenge to him when people say the project will go nowhere. “They will come and see it by God’s help.”
Outlining some of the challenges, he said securing the land was one of the major challenges which he and other members of the community managed to get.
“After I bought the land for the first time, another people came and claimed that the land was theirs, I had to repurchase,” he said.
According to him, “this project is the community people’s project because they see it as their own, they are the security and workers.”
He noted that the project is community-based to the point that over 200 women are working at the project site while other work force were drawn from the districts of Montserrado county.
“Whether you have money or not, you need the opportunity to learn, our children need to go to school that is why we undertaking such a project for them,” he added.
The program was graced by residents of the community, students from various high schools from the community.
Women were seen carrying blocks and water on their heads as the men mixed the cement with the sand.
Rev. David Roberts, Gardnerville Township Commissioner said he is helpful that the project when completed will indeed help with the education of citizens of the township.He l donated 50 bags of cement as a contribution to the project.