The Chief Executive of the Liberian Government George Manneh Weah has dedicated officially a sample of the “Free Proposed Housing Project” for rural and slum dwellers in Liberia.
The venture is under the auspices of the “Special Presidential Pro-Poor low housing project funded by the Liberian Government under the theme, “Improving lives through participatory development approach”
The $8 Million United States Dollars proposed project according to President Weah is geared towards lifting little or no income earners from poverty to an improved living condition.
It also aims at ensuring the attainment of economic justice, strengthening and supporting poverty reduction for the citizenry and promoting social development.
Speaking at the official program marking the launch of the special presidential pro-poor Housing unit project in Canaan Land, Fendell Community on Wednesday, President Weah explained that his administration was moved to undertake such initiative due to the continuous impoverished living condition of both slum and rural dwellers that still persist in the 21st century, something he termed as worrisome.
The Liberian leader noted that the soon to start construction of the absolutely free housing units is in fulfillment of his campaign promises to better the lives of his people and give a change of look to Liberia’s rural highways.
He emphasized that prioritizing action over empty promises (much talking) will yield good fruits for the Country as such, stands committed to putting to practice what he says or promises.
“I am the originator of the pro-poor agenda and I will Make sure the agenda be fulfilled” President Weah is quoted as saying.
Judging from this background, the Liberian leader admonished the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and corresponding partners to work speedily and efficiently in making the long awaited dream of the poor people come to realization.
Referring to critics Mr. Weah is quoted as saying, “don’t bother to criticize because I love that, so you can go ahead and criticize but no matter what you say, will not stop me from doing what I am supposed to do for the Liberian people” unquote.
For his part the Executive Director of LACE, Quiwu Yeke promised to in collaboration with the Liberian Government do a great job for the Country.
He said at the end of the project, 564 Housing units, 94 latrines and 30 Hand pumps will be constructed in the 15 Counties of Liberia.
Mr. Yeke who thanked President Weah and team for the initiative noted that it will reduce the housing gap of more people.
Yeke told the gathering that his office is in consultation with authorities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to incorporate the recent graduates of the Monrovia Vocational Training Center into the program as workers.
Meanwhile Montserrado County Superintendent Florance Brandy and Margibi County Senator Oscar Cooper expressed happiness for the step taken by the pro-poor administration.