Deputy House Speaker Prince Kermue Moye has launched a vocational skills training program in Sinchue Electoral District #2, Bong County.
The vocational school facility is a US$550,000.00 project funded by the World Bank through Rep. Moye.
The vocational skills training program is anticipated to help thousands of residents from across Bong County and will also help build Liberia’s economy when utilized by beneficiaries.
Construction of the facility was done by the World Bank, while Deputy Speaker Moye pledges to take full responsibility of sponsoring programs or courses that will be offered at the school.
Some of the courses that will be offered include computer science, soap making, agriculture, carpentry, missionary and cosmetology, among others.
At the program, Rep. Moye provided one US$1000.00 and promised to give additional support.
Speaking at the well-attended launching program over the weekend, Montserrado County District #3 Rep. Ceebee C.D. Barshell expressed happiness over the work of Mr. Moye, saying the vocational school will help inhabitants of the District and the County by extension.
Serving as Guest Speaker, Rep. Barshell told the gathering that vocational skills are very important.
He stresses that if an individual has vocation skill, he or she becomes independent and also serves as an employer for others.
For his part, Bong County Sen. Henry Willie Yallah admonished the citizens to take advantage of the skill training programs which he believes will help put food on their tables.
Sen. Yallah made an initial contribution of LRD$30,000.00 to the vocational school.
Earlier, the administration of the school presented a budget of US$4,650.00 to Mr. Moye for the first phase of the program.
Some of the direct beneficiaries of the program described Moye’s gesture as a dawning of a new day in their lives.
According to the beneficiaries, the program is important because it will break the yoke of poverty and the mindset of only depending on farming activities for survivability.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong –Edited by Winston W. Parley