LIBERIA: USAID Agrees To Renovate 10 FTI Buildings

USAIDTUBMANBURB, March 23 (LINA) – The Director of the Forestry Training Institute (FTI) in Bomi County, Jeremiah Karmo, has disclosed that the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has agreed to renovate 10 buildings to accommodate staff of the institute in Tubmanburg.

He said discussion has been finalized between the FTI Administration and USAID to renovate the buildings, but did not say how soon the renovation will start or the cost of the project.

In an interview with the Liberia News Agency recently in Tubmanburg, Director Karmo said when renovated the buildings will be occupied by the instructors, noting that most of the staff buildings were damaged during the civil conflict.

He observed that since the re-opening of the institution more than six years ago, the instructors and other staff have been residing in the communities in Tubmanburg.

According to the FTI Director, the institution has more than 10 instructors, including four females, who are teaching major forestry courses, including Wood Science.

Director Karmo urged the young people to make use of the FTI programs, especially those of Bomi County, to qualify for the job market.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.