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Rep. Siaway to Construct High School in Bassa

Grand Bassa County District #5 Representative Robertson N. Siaway has disclosed  for the completion of a senior high school in his district before the end July this year. Representative Siaway said, the district has been lacking behind for years without proper educational system.

He said the only elementary school in the district could not accommodate the growing student population, thus prompting the need for the construction of a senior high school. He said students graduating from elementary school have no other alternative to pursue secondary education in the district because most parents could not afford to send their children to Buchanan or Monrovia.

In a related development, representative Siaway has promised to undertake a number of projects, including the construction of a market building, reconditioning of town hall and construction of a guesthouse, among others. He called on citizens of the district to take ownership of those projects by providing local materials to speed up the implementation process.

According to the Liberia News Agency, Representative Siaway spoke at program marking the celebration of Unification Day on May 14, in District #5 with a call for the citizens exercise patience as more developmental projects were underway.

Giving a brief history of the district, Rep. Siaway disclosed that it was founded in 1954 with 13 clans, yet it was still underdeveloped, promising “I will work tirelessly as your Representative to make sure that your district and clans are developed with your support.”

For his part, Senate President Pro-Tempore Gbezohngar M. Findley, who served as guest speaker at the occasion, reaffirmed the Grand Bassa County legislative caucus’ commitment to development.

Sen. Findley called for unity among the people in order to achieve development and added that the celebration of Unification Day marked the beginning of a new dawn in the county.

This year’s celebration was held under the Theme: “Uniting To Rebuild.” The occasion was graced by Sen. John Whitfield, Representatives Gabriel Buchanan Smith of Grand Bassa and Alfred Juweh of River Cess County, respectively; Gender and Development Minister Julia Duncan Cassell and Superintendent Etweda Cooper, among others.

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