-Says They Impact Sustainable Livelihood
Grand Bassa County Superintendent Levi Demmah has spoken highly of the benefits the county stands to accrue from projects undertaken and completed, saying a number of finished development projects in the county are immensely contributing to the socio-economic development there.
Speaking to journalists Monday during a tour of several development projects in in Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties, he said the county leadership was partnering with other agencies of government to execute some of the projects.
Finished projects toured include the Presbyterian Todee Mission School in Goba Town, Todee District, the Liberia Opportunities and Industrialization Center (LOIC), Grand Bassa Community College, Grand Bassa Service Center, the newly dedicated City Hall and the Port of Buchanan.
According to him, the county leadership is working in close collaboration with the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation in running pipe borne water distribution network across the city.
“We are buttressing LWSC effort to support the provision safe drinking water supply to the 54 communities in Buchanan. We`ve almost completed the distribution network and by July this year we hope to begin the supply of pipe borne water to the people,” he said.
Supt. Demmah also noted that “the completion of the phase of West African Power Pool project to provide electricity to Grand Bassa County and surrounding areas, it will significantly contribute to the growth and development of local economy in an effort to sustain the livelihood of the ordinary people.”
Also in a chat with journalists, the Program Manager of LOIC Buchanan Satellite, Donald Ouku said of the 200 students that have registered at the beginning of the 16 month program, 24 have dropped due to relocation of the facility.
“Though a 15-cycle program, the Government of Liberia is sponsoring the program in partnership with Chevron, an American oil giant,” the Program Manager said. He cited retention of students, activity fees, the society and the issue of capacity as some of the challenges facing the institution.
However, the President of the Bassa Community College (BCC), Dr. Levi Zangai, said the BCC and Starz College of Technology are partnering to bring students to speed in technology.
He said as part of effort to enhance learning, United States Aid for International Development-Food and Enterprise Development (USAID-FED) donated ultra-modern laboratory equipment to harness the capacity of the Department of Agriculture for soil analyses, testing and soil data collection.
“The ultra-laboratory is an income generating facility for the school where crops are tested, for example, for the Equatorial Palm Oil and other companies,” he said. In a conference with the Port Manager of the Buchanan Port.