-As Prominent Resident Leads Initiative
By Mark N. Mengonfia
The Transit Community in lower Margibi County was a scene of jubilation when grounds were broken for the construction of a market hall in that vicinity.
The community right opposite the first gate of Camp Kesselle Barrack on Roberts Field-Monrovia high way, since its existence has not had a market of its own thus causing residents of the place to go distances to buy food.
Their situation will soon be a thing of the past as one of the permanent residents has given his consent to have the market constructed as soon as possible.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday in Margibi County, the acting chairperson of the Community, Kotee O. Kiejouh said upon seeing the need for a market construction in the area, they started seeking for supports from individuals of goodwill to help them as a community to realize their dream.
Mr. Kiejouh indicated that after many unsuccessful efforts, they decided to reach out to one of the permanent residents who did not hesitate to have the market constructed for them.
“When we met with him, he told us to do the estimate after which he told us that he will help us built the market,” Mr. Kiejuoh said.
For her part, the acting superintendent for the Transit market, Esther McCleary appreciated the elders and heads of the community for the efforts applied to have humanitarian coming to their aid.
She encouraged women of that community to work into unison.
She said “So, the women of Transit, I want us to work together, I want to work with everyone. So, bring your ideas and I bring mine for the betterment of Transit Community. We need to put our differences aside and work together for this market to be constructed here.”
The program was attended by cheerful women, youth and elderly men and women of the community who were seeing clapping and cheering when the grounds were broken on Saturday and due to the benevolence of George Paye, the residents named him, 5G Paye because according to them, he responded to their plight with speed.
Speaking during the program, George Paye who has established businesses and lived in Margibi County district one for over 12 years said he was giving back to the people of the community some of what he has achieved over the years as a business.
“I have come with my friends, colleagues and relatives to meet you people and to give you our support in what little form and minor we can,” the business said.
He said the market project is one of the undertakings of Friends of George in Margibi County District one and they see it important to identify with people of the district and to encourage them to put their broken pieces together and move on with their lives.
According to him, since he and his friends embarked on helping people of Margibi County, they have received too many oppositions recounting his experience with the bridge construction project situation in Division 16 and the recent market project in the Transit Community.
He indicated that he will not be moved by any threat from anyone who wants to stand in the way of help he wants to provide to residents of the area.
He called on the citizens to seek the path of peace at all times indicating that violence do not pay and it has no space around people who are seeking peace and development.
He told the residents that the materials for the construction has already been procured and waiting to be transported on the project site.
As he spoke; the youth and jubilant marketers were heard saying “his name is talk and do. 5G Paye.”
He then told them since they have already broken the grounds for the project, the following week will not end as the project will commence.