According to inhabitants of Gbleegar Town, their area has a little over five hundred inhabitants and the roads network are deplorable linking their area to other parts of the county.
They said the situation is compelling kids to walk several miles and is becoming difficult to access health, markets, farm and other facilities in their area .
Speaking to KMTV Tuesday February 3, 2021 at a meeting organized by the Gbleegar Town dwellers, the Chairman Mr. John Gaye said, government can’t do it all and as such they have decided to take the challenge in constructing their own roads.
He said they will use their physical strength and materials including cutlasses, shovel, digger, to cut down Forest and demolish hills to pave their roads due to the lack of earth moving equipment .
Chairman Gaye furthered that the lack of road connectivity in district #5 is a serious challenge stressing “Our children normally walk far distances to go to school, sometimes two to three hours before reaching on their various campuses. The situation sometimes led to the children dropping from school.”
Their effort has so far been supported by a resident of Gbleegar Town in District #5 Margibi County who is the CEO and Founder of the Cooper’s Foundation and has provided eight bags of 25Kg rice and $LD 16,000 as his initial contribution to the road construction process.
Jonathan S. Cooper is a Humanitarian residing in Weala District #5 Upper Margibi County whose foundation had over the years provided scholarship, and humanitarian assistance in the area of Agriculture, Health, Education, Sports among others.
Meanwhile, Mamie Flomo resident of Gbleegar Town has further termed Mr. Cooper contribution as “Welcoming” stressing that since the district was founded through the intervention of Mr. Cooper, they and their children are going to have access to roads connectivity.
“I want to tell my son Jonathan thank you for looking up for his mothers, brothers and sisters, I know since this district was established only you will make us have short road to get to other places” Mrs. Flomo added.
For his part Mr. Cooper said his Kingsman needs help and he will do all in his power to support their efforts in what ever way possible.
He disclosed that over the past years he has been running a tuition free school for kids in Weala and its environs aimed at building the next generation of Liberia.
The Gbleegar Town residents including other Towns and Villages are expected this Wednesday February 10, 2021 to key start a road construction.