Senate Passes Bill to Establish Vocational Center in Ganta

GANTA, Nimba – A bill to establish a vocation and technical institute in Ganta has been approved by the Senate after having left the House of Representatives in March 2014.

The bill was passed on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, and it remains to be signed into law by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Rep. Jeremiah Kpan Koung of Nimba’s first district, who sponsored the bill, provided updates on its status on Friday, April 15.

“We want to thank Hon. Jewel Howard Taylor for introducing this bill, and finally the Senate has passed it and is now sent to the President for her signature,” Koung explained. “Once the President signs it, it becomes a law and the next thing is to start finding the resources.”

Koung said the institute would be useful in fast tracking the careers of individuals who are too old for primary or secondary schools.

“Also, there are others who graduated from high school but do not have the opportunity to go to college or university; they too can have the opportunity to learn something to help them and their families,” he added.

The technical institute is expected to train students in fields such as plumbing, masonry, carpentry, and welding. The Nimba lawmaker has said Nimba is prepared and ready to provide the required land for the construction of the institute, once it is approved by the president.

Featured photo by David Stanley

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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