Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) Executive Director Quiwu Pepci Yeke has disclosed a 75 – percent completion of construction works on about 50 housing units for residents of the Popo-beach Community on Bushrod Island.
“As as speak to you those houses are to be completed in less than 21 days, and this puts us on top of our schedule, and we are certain that within 21 days the president will be dedicating most of those projects at Popo – beach,” Mr. Yeke said Thursday, 23 May at a press briefing at the Ministry of Information on Capitol Hill.
The project which is being implemented by LACE was announced by President George Manneh Weah as government’s intervention to provide shelter for victims of a fire disaster that destroyed homes the community.
Upon their full completion, Mr. Yeke indicates that the housing units will be turned over to the people of Montserrado County Electoral District #16.
According to Yeke, LACE is a governmental institution that is embarking on many governmental and donor funded projects across the country.
He says one of such projects is the Popo-beach project which comes as a result of President Weah’s mandate to rescue the people of New Kru Town.
According to Mr. Yeke, LACE’s projects include Legislative Support project and the President Special Project (PSC) along with additional projects that are implemented for the World Bank.
Yeke says LACE is implementing a project in Sass Town, Grand Kru County that is worth US$4.2 Million Dollars.
He notes that LACE began a project in February this year to build 282 homes for the people of Grand Kru County, adding that the project is expected to be completed before the Independence Day celebration, July 26.
Additionally, Mr. Yeke reveals that construction for about 1,500 additional homes at the cost of US$5m will soon begin in Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Maryland, and Rive Gee counties.
In Montserrado County, Mr. Yeke says LACE is about 20% into the Omega Market project that is worth US$3.8m.By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley