By Emmanuel wise Jipoh
Nyamah Agnes Kollie, a daughter of Nyakalai, Bong County Electoral District #5, says her target is to improve educational facilities in the district by upgrading public schools.
She has been reaching back to her people in a bid to become the next representative for her district to replace incumbent Representative Edward Karfiah.
Madam Kollie told the NewDawn newspaper on Sunday, 14 May 2023 of her plan to improve access to education in the district once elected in the upcoming October presidential and legislative election.
Bong County Electoral District #5 currently has two government-owned secondary high schools. They are the Suakoko Central high school and the David Fishu high school.
There are other elementary schools, including Fonuolea, Garyea, and Tongbayea high schools in the district. The construction of additional high schools would be a boost for the citizens of that part of Liberia.
Madam Nyamah Kollie remains an independent representative hopeful. She anticipates going on a political party ticket in Bong County for the pending October elections.
She noted that she will use her advocacy, and lobbying powers to create awareness to bring more investment in education infrastructure to the district.
Aspirant Kollie also vowed to ensure there is increased access to educational institutions by learners within the district and Bong County at large.
Further, Madam Kollie said under her leadership as Representative of District #5, she will ensure that all children go to school irrespective of their background or status.
“We will work with community leaders to ensure that all parents take their children to school.”
“We will ensure we improve primary school level education standards in order to ensure public primary schools compete favorably with private schools,” Kollie said.
Madam Kollie called for unity among the residents of the Suakoko and Yeallequellah districts, saying they are the same people and they shouldn’t be divided.
She suggested that unity will make development easier.
In addition, Madam Kollie committed herself to improving the livelihoods of the people, stating that she will create job opportunities for youth empowerment, and road connectivity, among others.