In a bid to rebuild the facilities of damaged Islamic School in Paynesville, Qatarian Government has assured Liberia of its commitment to put back smiles on the faces of the School’s administration, the Islamic community and Liberians in general.
As testimony of said endeavor the Qatarian government has allotted $USD120,000.00 for the reconstruction of the Islamic school which was gutted by Fire in the middle of September of 2019.
According to Deputy Press Secretary Smith Toby, the negotiation was reached following a request by Liberia’s Islamic Adviser to President George Weah to its friendly Nation of Qatar.
As part of the agreement Mr. Toby told reporters that Liberia will provide the contractors for the project while Qatar will spear- head the supervisory role of the project.
He disclosed that due to the importance of the project, it is expected to start in few weeks.
Mr. Toby stressed that technical details relative to the project are being work out urgently to ensure the commencement of the project.
Speaking during a weekly presidential Press Briefing at the Foreign Ministry Tuesday November 5, 2019 the Deputy Press Secretary added that the move is a part of Qatar’s continued commitment to its bilateral partner (Liberia) aimed at further strengthening diplomatic ties and to also help Liberia in its developmental drive among the people through the Pro Poor Agenda For prosperity and Development (PAPD)
It can be recalled in mid-September fire gutted the Islamic School in Paynesville leaving over ten Islamic young students dead including their instructor.
The tragic situation was greeted with shocks and pains as the Country mourned the loss of the potential future young scholars who met their untimely death in Mid-September.
Following that incident condolence messages as well as good way gestures from friendly nations, individuals and many others were the order of the Day to family members including Liberia in general for the passing of the kids.
In a related development Mr. Toby has disclosed that President George Weah on October 23, 2019 officially received a complain letter from BBC correspondent Jonathan Payleleh relative to assassination of his character on a Radio Station (Freedom -fm) owned by one of his officials, Deputy National Security Director Sam Siryon.
According to Mr. Toby President Weah has forwarded the letter to Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe who is expected to look into the matter and ensure it is brought under control soon.