The office of Representative Tokpa John Mulbah of Electoral District #1 in Bong County will shortly commence the construction of a modern clinic in Foepolu. The clinic will be constructed in Baila Town, the headquarters of Foepolu zone in Jorquelleh District #1.
Making the disclosure at a town hall meeting in Baila over the weekend, Representative Mulbah noted that US$40,000 has already been allotted for the project. The project will be implemented by the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and monitored by the office of the lawmaker.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with our Bong County correspondent, Representative Tokpah Mulbah indicated that the emergence of the latest development is as a result of the many difficulties citizens of Foepolu zone have been faced with in assessing quality healthcare.
The former Deputy Speaker of the 52nd National Legislature narrated that it is appalling to note that citizens of a given constituency were living in the absent of clinic especially in the 21st century.
He assured citizens that his office will do whatever it takes in making sure that the project comes to a successful conclusion. Some residents of the zone who spoke to our reporter expressed delight over the latest development and termed it as a relief in their lives.
They noted that it was the first time in the history of the zone for a sitting lawmaker to invite them to a town hall meeting to solicit their views and recommendations in the development of the district.
The town hall meeting was held just a day after Representative Mulbah dedicated ten hand pumps in Boinsen in the district. According to the lawmaker, the cost of the ten hand pumps is put at US$20,000.
Representative Tokpa Mulbah told the people that before December of this year, all of his legislative projects will be completed and dedicated. He also clarified at the close of the meeting that he has resolved to seek re-election for the third time based upon petition from his people.
By: Joseph Armstrong Doloyuwah, Bong County