Montserrado County Electoral District#12 Richmond S. Anderson has dedicated a newly contracted bridge, connecting Mangrove Island and Snowhill communities in Gardnersville, suburb of Monrovia at an estimated cost of US$25,000.
Representative Anderson said funds used for the construction came from his personal income in demonstration of love for his people.
Performing the dedicatory ceremony over the weekend, he said, the old bridge was damaged to an extent that people fell into the water, and even children going to school had to take their shoes off, which pained him and prompted the construction of the bridge.
“I remember when I was walking here one day, an old lady fell into the water and I called some boys to help get her out of the water; I felt bad”, the lawmaker lamented.
The ceremony brought together House Speaker Alex Tyler, members of the Montserrado Legislative Caucus, Community Leaders and prominent citizens of the district.
Representative Anderson told his critics to continue their criticism because he will not stop doing good for his district.
“The bridge is the symbol of unity amidst diversity among citizens of district #12”, he added.
Speaker Tyler making remark at the ceremony urged the entire voting population of District #12 to elect people, who will seek and foster the developmental agenda of their district.
He made specific reference to Hon. Anderson, saying, the lawmaker has made the entire Legislative Caucus proud and encouraged him to continue to seek the general welfare of his district.
“Until you stop playing politics with yourself and heats fire on your Government Officials, this Country will not go forward, politics does not help”, the Speaker noted.
Representative Anderson the awarded a certificate of Honour to engineers from the community, who constructed the bridge.
Meanwhile, residents of Mangrove Island and Snowhill communities have commended Rep. Anderson for his good work, Other members of the district also appreciated the Lawmaker for his effort in fighting the deadly Ebola Virus in his district.
Acting Montserrado County Superintendent Slyvester Lama, thanked Rep. Anderson and reiterated to the residents that no money was provided to the lawmaker for the project as his effort was a self-initiative.
The Karduma Women in Action for Development or KWAD from the community gowned Representative Anderson and Mrs. Anderson for their hard work and urged the couple to do more for the district.
By Rewina Juduh