BUCHANAN, Grand Bassa – Sen. Jonathan Kaipay has broken grounds for an administrative building in Geegbarn Administrative District, located on the outskirts of Grand Bassa’s second electoral district.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 12 before over 150 residents, including the district commissioner and paramount and clan chiefs.
“We want to build a hall that will take 100 or between 150 persons – a hall that will have fresh toilets, offices for the commissioner and his clerk,” Kaipay said. “You cannot come for [a] meeting and run into the bush to ease yourself. This a modern administrative building that will serve all purposes.”
According to Kaipay, the facility will take a year to be completed and will cost US$35,000. The building will contain three bathrooms, two offices, and other facilities. The Grand Bassa senator plans to personally contribute to the project and lobby with other lawmakers to raise funds necessary to complete the building.
“We are the best people to build our own place,” he told the crowd. “Don’t see this project as Senator Kaipay’s project – see it as your own thing. You are the primary users. Please, let’s work together to complete it.”
For his part, Geegbarn administrative district commissioner, John Gardour Tarr, thanked Kaipay for the initiative and called on other officials to join hands to fast-track the project. He said the facility would be “the first of its kind since the establishment of this district.”
Tarr urged the district residents to take ownership of the project by providing security to protect the materials intended for the construction.
Geegbarn shares boundaries with Margibi and Bong. Kaipay previously constructed a junior high school within the same district, in Civil Compound Two.
Featured photo by Sampson David