By Patrick S, Tokpah
The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has begun the distribution of food and cash to the nine educational School Districts in Bong County ahead of a L$30 million ‘Students Tuition Aid Program’ funded by State for Presidential Affairs Minister Nathaniel McGill funded which is expected to be launched in Gbarnga by the Bong County Chapter of the ruling establishment; reports Patrick S. Tokpah
The pending activity of the Party in the County which was to be launch on March 26, 2021 was postponed to April 2, 2021 due to the second County tour of the President, Dr. George M. Weah.
Addressing the Press in Gbarnga, on March 27, 2021 the desk writer of the CDC Bong chapter of the CDC chairman, Sayblee Menebai Varyao Weyea and District#3 Representative J. Marvin Cole said the food distribution and cash donations is intended to feed the students who are to attend the scholarship launching program.
The CDC Bong County chapter donated over three hundred bags of 25 kg rice and L$400,000 to the nine educational School Districts in Bong County. The nine educational districts in Bong include Zota School District, Salala School District, Suakoko District, Panta School District, Kokoyah School District.
Others are Gbarnga School District one, Sanoyea School District, Fuamah School District and Gbarnga School District two.
The Zota School District received 40 bags of 25kg rice, Salala School District received 50 bags of 25kg rice, Suakoko District received 50 bags of 25kg rice, Panta School District received 40 bags of 25kg rice, Kokoyah School District received 20 bags of 25kg rice, while the Gbarnga School District#1 received 60 bags of 25 kg rice, Gbarnga School District#2 received 60 bags of 25 kg rice among others.
According to the two officials of the Bong County CDC, the L$30 million Student’s Tuition Aid Program will benefit students from 7th to 12th grade across the County. They revealed that the tuition aid program will be held under the nomenclature ‘CDC Bong County Students Tuition Aid Program’.
Leaders of the ruling CDC Bong County chapter said the Students Tuition Aid Program is intended to ease the tuition payment challenges parents have been going through in the County.
Furthermore, the CDC’s local leaders said the Secretariat of the Party in the County have been charged with the authority to create a database relevant to the pending tuition aid program in the County.
Additionally, the CDC’s local leaders said after the launch of the L$30 million in the County, they will begin the payment of school going kids’ tuitions in the County by April 10, 2021.
Rep. Cole further revealed that the government of President George M. Weah is interested in ensuring that the masses are lifted from poverty to prosperity, noting that this is the agenda of CDC government.
He assured the citizens that as Representative of Bong County Electoral District #3 who is very close to President Weah, he will continue to advocate for the benefit of the people in the County.
Speaking at the ceremony in the marking the launch of the rice and cash distribution, the County Educational Officer for Bong County, Armah N. Varfee lauded officials of the CDC Bong chapter for their farsightedness in helping poverty striking students in the County.
He said, they as academicians, are happy for the donation, noting that parents of the beneficiaries schools are happy for the pending payment of their children school fees in the County.