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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaThe leadership of Sonniewein Community, in Montserrado County electoral distric#8 is demanding detail explanations from incumbent Representative Acarous Moses Gray, regarding ongoing construction of an eight classrooms school building project.


It has accused the district#8 lawmaker and the Management of the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) of refusing to present blueprint for the school structure.
Making the disclosure to this paper over the weekend in Monrovia, the Co-chair of the Elder Council Peter Allertom and Youth Chair Rajue Ford alleged that both Representative Gray and LACE are constructing a public building allegedly without restroom, auditorium, and office, which doesn’t represent the structure the community expects.

They claimed the community wrote Representative Gray and LACE, requesting clarifications about the ongoing construction, which should have included all facilities required of a modern public structure.
They said a previous structure on the land had offices, bathroom and auditorium, contrary to the current one being erected.
According to them, due to the alleged refusal of Representative Gray and LACE to provide necessary clarification on the ongoing construction, the community leadership has stopped contractors working on the site.

They wondered how Representative Gray and the LACE Management could construct a public building in this modern age without latrines, offices, and auditorium for the use of over 40,000 inhabitants.
They told reporters that during one of their engagements with LACE, management told them it owes no explanations, and that anything they wanted to know about the structure, they should engage Representative Gray.

They claimed Representative Gray subsequently explained that the absence of those facilities from the structure was an oversight, and that they would be added as work progresses on the building, an assertion they averred, is a complete misconception on the part of their lawmaker.

When the New Dawn visited the project site, it was observed that the building only contain eight tight rooms and three small compartments that look like porches. When contacted over the weekend, both Representative Gray and the Management LACE declined to comment.Editing by Jonathan Browne

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