The President of the Bong County Technical College in central Liberia, has commended the people of Bong for their involvement in ensuring the resumption of construction work on the college’s complex in Gbarnga, the county’s headquarters.
Dr. John Flomo said as citizens continue to pressurize their leaders to complete the facilities, it shows their commitment to taking ownership after the college is completed. He told a news conference in Gbarngaon Thursday, September 3rd, his first public comment since work resumed on the college, that in the next three months, they hope to complete the first floor of the building, which may become operational, while construction continues on the other two floors.
Dr. Flomo said running the college currently from rented facilities at the Methodist High School is very challenging, adding, there is no enough space to host some of the major equipment the university needs, including laboratory equipment, power generator, among others.
He also spoke of serious security concern for materials the institution is using for instructional and administrative purposes. The Liberian academician promised his administration’s commitment to working with stakeholders involved with the construction to ensure that the work that has resumed does not stop until the project is finished.
He then commended the leadership of Bong County for its effort to resume work on the college. Dr. Flomo disclosed that Bong County Superintendent, Selena Polson Mappy, has assured him of mobilizing citizens from various parts of the county to carry out major clean up exercise on the building that has been abandoned for some time. – Editing by Jonathan Browne