Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has broken grounds for the construction of US$150,000.00 vocational training institute in Bong Mines, Fuamah District.This will be the first institutionalize technical training center in the mineral rich district. When constructed, the Fuamah Vocational Training Institute which is being initiated by the Vice President will help build the capacities of young people from across Liberia.
It seeks to build capacities especially in the areas of agriculture, engineering, computer science, electrical works, repairs, plumbing, and housekeeping, among others.The groundbreaking ceremony brought together lawmakers, superintendents, commissioners, construction company executives and residents.
In special remarks, Madam Taylor expressed happiness and described the project as a dream come true.According to her, government officials are obligated to ensure quality education for Liberians, nothing that they will continue helping to improve the quality of education in Liberia.Vice President Taylor encourages citizens not to politicize the project, reminding them that elections are over and it is now time for development.
She pleads with traditional leaders of the district to keep supporting her efforts as they strive together to provide a decent facility for students.Also speaking, Bong County Superintendent Esther Yamah Walker calls on residents of Fuamah District to take ownership of the project.
She adds that when the project is done, the lives of young people will be transformed to a positive level.The Bong County Superintendent states that the desire of the citizens to have voted the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was to change their living conditions for the better.
According to her, the Weah – led government is eager to ensuring that its promise can be fulfilled.Meanwhile, Superintendent Walker has extended commendations to VP Taylor for her tireless effort in educating Liberian children, many of whom are from Bong, Nimba and other counties here.
Madam Walker wants Bong County residents to forget about destructive criticisms and fight for the overall development of the County.For their part, the residents of the district expressed joy, noting that they have been crying for such an initiative.
According to them, witnessing a groundbreaking ceremony by the Vice President gives them a hope that the project was be undertaken.They have promised to take ownership of the project, adding that “nobody else will come and take care of what the VP is about to do for us besides ourselves,” Peter Nyfuah, one of the youths told our Bong County correspondent.
“I am very happy, words are inadequate to express how grateful I am to the Vice President. The only thing I want to tell is thank you because what she is about to do for us, only God can pay her,” he concludes.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley