Grand Gedeh Town Donates 17 Acres to NGO to Construct Mission

BLOM TOWN, Grand Gedeh – Citizens of Blom Town in Gbarzon Statutory District donated 17 acres or 2.5 lots of land some weeks ago to a local and non-governmental organization called People United Against Poverty. PUAP, based in Monrovia, will construct modern mission facilities comprising of residential and academic buildings, chapels, dormitories, clinics, and offices.

PUAP is a local non-governmental organization founded in the United States of America by Chea. Its activities focuses on Grand Gedeh, the birthplace of the PUAP founder, but the organization hopes to move to other parts of the country. The organization focuses on Health, Agriculture, and Education.


PUAP acting Country Director, Thomas M. Demawu (with back bag) addressing citizens of the town following the investigative survey of the 17,2.5 acres of Land, Photo Credit: Arrington Ballah

The donation was made on behalf of the people of Blom Town, by the town chief, Charles Vorjolo.

“I, first of all, want to give thanks to the Almighty God for this day; surely this is the will of God for the people of this town,” Vorjolo said. He expressed his gratitude to PUAP’s acting country director, Thomas M. Demawu, for selecting his town to carry on such a meaningful project.

He added, “I am grateful to our you [Demawu] and own daughter, Gertud e Kreal Chea, for thinking about us back in Liberia, and especially people of this town.”

Vorlojo called on all well-meaning Liberians, especially citizens of Gbarzon Statutory District, to support this worthy cause.


Photo Credit: Arrington Ballah

Togiela S. Marfie, the development chairman of the town said, “I am very grateful to see such a development coming to our town. We will make sure to work with you to the fullest until this mission is built.”

Demawu expressed gratitude to the people of Blom Town for their kind gesture. “On behalf of my CEO and the rest of the team of PUAP, we are very thankful to the people of this town for this wonderful donation,” he said.

This is not the first time the people of Blom Town have experienced such meaningful development. In 2010, Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment donated 2.5 lots of land to the government of Liberia for the construction of an elementary school. The facility has since been constructed and is in use by citizens of the town and surrounding villages.

Featured image courtesy of PUAP

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

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