Gbarpolu County Project Management Committee (PMC) through the County Development Budget (CDB) has constructed a modern headquarters for persons living with disabilities in the county.
An executive of the National Union of Disables or NUOD in Gbarpolu Sunday Wenney says the building, which is located around the Superintendent Compound has offices, restrooms, and conference hall, among others.
Mr. Wenney, who did not disclose cost of the structure, says NUOD is working with the newly appointed county leadership in acquiring furniture and other materials needed in the building before formal dedication.He discloses since the county was established, the building is the first to be erected to provide a conjunctive working environs for the physically challenged.
He lauds the county PMC and Superintendent office for recognizing the importance of the existence of person with disabilities, who are determined to contribute to the social and economic development agenda of the George Weah-led government.
He notes the organization has in the past been housed in makeshift structure, adding “We are thankful to God and to our County PMC and Superintendent for the good work done.”According to him, the organization has a membership of 75, including physically and visually challenged people who are living in various parts of the county.
Liberia has various organizations of people living with disabilities, including the Group of 77, which is the national body supervised by the Office of the Vice President of Liberia.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Editing by Jonathan Browne