As the government of Liberia pronounced implementation of road construction and other projects across the Country as part of efforts to provide basic social services for its people, several towns and villages in the Central region of the country are yet to benefit these development initiatives. One of these communities is electoral District #4 of Bong County where 5the districts sons and daughters have begun a self-help projects including the construction of roads.
Over 5000 residents of communities including Nyaila, Payta, Denyea, Jarkai and Nyeasue among others took the bull by the horn when they decided to complement the government’s PADP infrastructural pillar, to commence their road project which is expected to benefit people of these communities
The road project, when completed, will be named “Denyea to Jarkai Road” to make residents from Nyaila, Payta, Denyea, Jarkai and Nyeasue among other communities accessible.
The Self-help initiative over the weekend put smiles on the faces of residents of the area when a local Non-Governmental institution based within the district, “Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo Foundation for Development” (YFD), sent a team with working tools and some food items to the community to help support them in their initiative. YFD is own by a son of Electoral District #4 of Bong county, Dr. Emmanuel Urey-Yarkpawolo.
Delivering the items including several bags of Rice, Cutlasses, axes, diggers, wheelbarrow, gallons of oil and other working tools value at a little over fifty Thousand Liberian Dollars, the District Coordinator of the Foundation, Mr. Joshua T. Gbarnah, praised the residents for their initiative.
Mr. Gbarnah disclosed that Dr. Emmanuel Urey-Yarkpawolo has over the time been involved with the developmental activities in the district for its people, and that his contribution was to identify with his people by helping in the process to develop their community.
Gbarnah said the intervention by Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo is among other things meant to provide better living conditions for his people, mainly in enabling them to have free and easy access to movement.
“When I walked in the community and saw how bad the road was, I felt for our mothers, sisters, and daughters during labor pain, especially when they are being transported to the hospitals and Clinics”, he narrated.
Explaining further, he told journalists about some difficult times his people have been going through, especially as a result of the lack roads connectivity, saying that the people deserve better services, and as such he will work hard to ensure that they get the very best of services for the betterment of the society and district in particular.
Mr. Gbarnah is at the same time urging citizens of the beneficiary communities to cooperate with the developmental agenda of their communities leaders as they are doing everything possible to bring sanity to the district.
The residents of the beneficiary communities through the working Chairman for the self-help initiative project, Junior Tokpah, thanked Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo and team for their intervention. They said it is the first of its kind since they started the project for a son of the district to help them in their initiative.
“I want to thank the Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo Foundation for Development for coming to our aid. I want to promise you that these items will be used wisely for the intended purpose.”