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Marketers in Pleebo to benefit from 15k market project

The Director of the National Identification Registry, Mr.  John Tiah Nagbe through his (supporters) Friends of Mr. Nagbe has broken ground for the construction of a market annex at the Pleebo General Market in Pleebo City, Maryland County.

The groundbreaking ceremony which was held at the Pleebo General Market on Saturday, February 18, 2023, brought together Representatives of the Pleebo Attayee Forum, Youth group, Representatives of the City authorities, Marketers including women and men, administration of the Pleebo General Market, amongst others.

The additional market structure when completed will serve as a relief to marketeers selling in an open space in front of the current general market hall.

The Pleebo general market was constructed and dedicated in 2020, with funding from the African Development Bank. Since its construction, women who sell local food commodities but were not accommodated in the hall had been selling in the front space of the building.

Addressing the marketers during the groundbreaking ceremony, Mr. Dennis Weah project manager of the “Friends of Tiah Nagbe” disclosed that the project is a result of a request made to Mr. Nagbe from the Market authorities to help them build a market annex.

He stressed that the project is none political, although it will be built by a politician, it’s intended to help struggling marketers who are in need; describing them as “At Risk Women” who are selling under an uncomfortable atmosphere.

Mr. Weah narrated that the construction works will commence today Monday, February 20, 2023, and is expected to be completed in just two weeks.

He puts the total cost of the building including workmanship, and materials at USD$ 15, 755.50 (Fifteen Thousand United States Dollars seven hundred fifty-five fifty cents).

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“This project is not a political one as people may term it, it will last for complete two weeks for dedication. All the materials are on ground and our Engineers will work all days and nights,” Weah noted.

In separate remarks, attendees and beneficiaries lauded the efforts of Mr. Nagbe and his supporters for such initiative and prayed for its successful implementation.

Mr. Nagbe is vying to unseat the county’s incumbent Senator J. Gble-bo Brown.

It can be recalled that Mr. Nagbe, has begun pre-campaigning in Maryland County, rallying citizens to consider him as one of the best senatorial aspirants for the county.

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