More than 70,000 residents of the Logan community on Bushrod Island could be safe from flood and erosion as the result of a massive drainage clean-up project launched across the community.
The exercise, launched on April 25, 2015 by the group, Friends of Amos Tweh or FOAT, for short, brought together community leaders and residents.
FOAT comprised of young boys and girls who believe in the dreams and aspirations of former Assistant Internal Affairs Minister for Urban Services, Amos Tweh. Mr. Tweh is current Youth Wing Chair for the governing Unity Party.
The launch ceremony was greeted with much energy and enthusiasm among well-meaning community members, who trooped in from every sphere of the community with joy and in a spirit of volunteerism.
Residents of Logan had from time to time experienced consistent flooding of their areas during the rainy season, which has been attributed to the swampy environment and proximity to the St. Paul River.
The drainage clean-up campaign was initiated by more than 100 persons under the auspices of the Friends of Amos Tweh.
According to the group, the exercise is taking place simultaneously with series of donations and assistance to under-privileged members of the community.
Speaking in an interview with this paper, Mr. Tweh committed himself to continuously engaging in developmental initiative across the entire Montserrado county Electoral District# 15.
According to reports, students of Logan Town are affected annually due to heavy flood in the rainy season, constraining them to often take off their shoes and walk in the water to school.
Scores of residents from the community have meanwhile expressed appreciation to the “Friends of Amos Tweh” for embarking on the initiative.One resident, Mother Doe, expressed sentiments of joy, saying, “This is vision and principle in action. Amos Tweh is indeed a true son of this district. We have been let down by others, including NGOs. We have made several appeals about the drainages here in District 15 but all of our appeals have fallen on death-ears. Thank God for Amos, who has seen this great need in our community and come to our aid.”
By Chealy Brown Denniss