Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue has dedicated three projects valued over US$98,000 in lower Grand Bassa County. The projects include market building, police depot, and an administrative office in Electoral District One, Grand Bassa.
Performing the ceremony recently in Compound One, lower Grand Bassa County, Deputy Speaker Barchue said the projects are intended to enhance the productivities of the Bassa people and also empower police in the county.
He told citizens of the county that he spent US$5,000 on the police depot, US$30,000 on the district office and US$58 for on the market building, respectively. According to him, both the district office and market building funds were taken from the government’s legislative projects, while the police depot was his personal initiative.
The dedicatory ceremony was characterized by singing and dancing. Speaking on behalf of the people of Grand Bassa, Superintendent Levi Demie expressed thanks and appreciation to Deputy Speaker Barchue for his far sightedness in bringing development to the door stairs of his people.
He noted that since the election of Representative Barchue, electoral district#1 is enjoying representation through development. He then called on other lawmakers from the county to emulate the good example of the Representative Barchue, noting that lawmakers should not wait until election or campaign period to relate to the electorates. Speaking to this paper, Madam Mary Robertson said construction of the market building has brought some relief to marketers, saying, “For many years, we’ve been suffering about selling place especially, during the rainy season. Our products spoiled because we don’t have safe place to keep them, but with this structure here, I can safely say, our market will now be protected. I hope that other lawmakers can learn from great service rendered by the deputy speaker.”
Student David Johnson of Owen Grooves Community said the projects have brought some level of facelift and economic change to the district. Johnson added that for time past, the previous police depot was a shame and total embarrassment to national government and Grand Bassa County in particular, adding that the new structure squarely tells the police to be proactive and serviceable in protecting lives and properties.
-Editing by Jonathan Browne