SENJEH, Bomi – Rep. Edwin Snowe has led a tour of two small public works projects in Bomi, along with Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan and the country representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Speaking shortly after the visit last Wednesday, Bomi’s first district representative said he and Nyenpan had accompanied the FAO country representative, Mariatou Njie, to assess an ongoing project to construct a borehole at the site of an agriculture program that the U.N. agency is funding in Moore Town.
Nyenpan commended the residents of Moore Town for their commitment to the FAO project. He noted that the Coalition for Democratic Change-led government was committed to improving the economic conditions of citizens.
“This government was elected on the platform of change, so we have to effect the change at every location in this country,” he said. “This project will not fail but will succeed.”
The FAO country representative, Njie, pledged her institution’s support to the Liberian government’s push to improve the agriculture sector.
“Since the president has placed more emphasis on agriculture, my institution is committed to supporting any agricultural venture to help our local farmers,” she noted. Njie said the boreholes would also be constructed in other counties, including Montserrado, Margibi, and Nimba.
“We are not only working in Bomi; we are intending to work in all of the communities across the county to impact our local people,” Njie added.
Rep. Snowe also took the two officials to tour a citizens-funded project to construct a bridge in lower Senjeh District. The construction of the L$5 million (US$25,252) bridge came about because residents in the area needed easy access to the capital, Tubmanburg.
“Hon. Minister, the bridge project you see here today is a citizen’s initiative, so your technical support will be highly appreciated,” Snowe told the public works minister. “As we use this time to welcome you to Senjeh District, I believe in you and know what you can do.”
Min. Nyenpan thanked the citizens for the initiative and pledged his ministry’s technical support to the project. He said he would ensure that the Public Works Ministry works with county stakeholders to complete the project.
Featured photo by Richard Williams