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Deputy Speaker breaks ground for 6th school in Grand Kru County

By Bridgett Milton

Grand Kru County District #2 Representative and Deputy House Speaker Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa over the weekend broke ground for the construction of additional two schools in the county, which will total the number of school projects to six.

The school is located in Kayken Community, on the outskirts of  Barclayville, with the cost of construction of the two schools put at US$70,000. 

The two buildings known as the Thomas K.S. Seedee Elementary School will comprise the main building and an annex. 

One building will contain classes from 1st grade through 6th grade, while the other building will contain the pre-school or nursery division.

The Kayken school, if completed, will have the largest pre-school or nursery section in Grand Kru County.

During the groundbreaking program, witnessed by students, youth, women,  elders and local administration, the Deputy Speaker said the constructions of schools across District #2, Grand Kru County, is meant to

transform children by helping them to have  better lives and  health and increased income opportunities.

Cllr. Koffa added that it will help to make citizens and residents of  Grand Kru County develop skills and daily living, as well as develop judgment and reasoning, and become more employable.

Besides the pending construction of the Thomas K.S. Seedee Elementary School, Cllr. Koffa has constructed and furnished the John Fannoh Karpeh School in Cheemgbetee, Dorboh Statutory District and the George Tugbeh Worjloh School in Sasstown, Jroa Statutory District.

At the same time, the Deputy Speaker has also broken grounds for the construction of a town hall in Tarken and is expected to launch the second phase of the construction of 10 handpumps.

The first 10 handpumps, at the cost of US$32,500, were constructed in 10 communities.  Barclayville District: Feloken, Small Suehn, Big Suehn, Topoh and Fleneken. Others are in the Dorboh District:  Nyankunkpo, Barforwin, Newtown, Jarkakpo as well as in Jroa (Sasstown) District: Cartah.


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