Grand Kru County Senator Peter Coleman has dedicated a three-bedroom modern nurses quarter in Garraway community, Grand Kru. The project was funded by the Foundation for the Empowerment of Rural Dwellers or FERD.
FERD is a non-governmental, non-for-profit, non-religious and non-political organization organized by Liberian professionals several years ago with the aim of improving lives rural dwellers, particularly in the southeastern region. According to Senator Coleman, the facility is in fulfillment of his campaign promises to the citizens of Garraway.
The Grand Kru County legislative caucus chairperson said he remains committed to improving the living conditions of health workers within the county. Speaking in an interview with this paper in Grand Kru County recently, Senator Coleman, a former Minister of Health, disclosed that as part of his ongoing legislative projects, he is currently erecting a modern teacher’s quarter in Dweken,Women Center in Nemyan, and a clinic in Doeswen, among others.
Dr. Coleman said he was gratified to turn over a building to be used by health workers assigned in Garraway community. He said this will encourage health workers there to have love for their assigned area and fully execute their duties.
He added that turn out by citizens of the community was a plus for him and described their presence as an expression of love and appreciation to him for his work over the years.
Making separate remarks at the ceremony held in Down Beach Garraway, the speaker of the tribal authority JosaihSindway said, women, youth, elders, traditional council and other eminent citizens of the district are very happy for the gesture by the senator and also expressed their happiness and congratulated Senator Coleman for living up to his campaign promise.
They however described the Senator's initiative as first of its kind in the history of their town to see a sitting lawmaker in the county identify with their community with such great initiative, and pledged their support to him for the next senatorial election in Liberia.
For his part, the County Health Officer Dr. Augustine Nyankun Fannieh expressed gladness over the project. He said health workers will be glad to stay in the district because of the facility, which according to him, is lacking at several health facilities in the county. Dr. Fannieh thanked Senator Coleman for the development, but appealed to him to extend to other parts of Grans Kru.
By George K. Momo from Grand Kru-Editing by Jonathan Browne