It was a scene of jubilation backed with drumming and singing when hundreds citizens and well-wishers converged at different locations in Greenville City to dedicate several development projects initiated by one of their prominent sons, Crayton O. Duncan under the auspices of the Friend of Duncan.
The citizens in their numbers extolled Mr. Duncan for the many development projects undertaken by him in the County, while lamenting that Sinoe as one of the three original counties in Liberia should be developed more than what it is presently.
Speaking during dedicatory ceremonies, the citizens described the contributions of Mr. Duncan as it the positive direction.
The Sinoe Citizens recalled that for long the County has been left behind in achieving its developmental agenda, adding the number of development projects initiated by Mr. Duncan demonstrates not only his humanitarian nature, but also an indication he is a true son of the County.
Some of the projects dedicated include: a major bridge linking two Streets in Greenville in the Congo Town Community and a modern transport terminal for the Road Transport Union, Sinoe Branch.
The citizens termed the bridge construction as in a positive direction, stressing that road connectivity remain a challenge for them.
“Since 1974, Sinoe has never had such a modern transport terminal and for this we are grateful to the brain behind such development,” the Chairman of the Transport Union in Sinoe County, Old Man David Jerry said.
For his part, the Chairman of the Congo Town Community, Mr. James Bolo, recalled that for the last eleven years several Communities were disconnected due to the damaged bridge.
Mr. Bolo noted there had been many appeals to prominent citizens of Sinoe including lawmakers to assist construct the bridge but no one was able to come to their aid.
Member of the Fula, Fanti and Mandingo Communities, who also turnout in huge numbers during the dedication of projects, applauded Mr. Duncan and the Friends Of Duncan (FOD) for numerous contributions to boost the development drive of the Southeastern County.
The Fula, Fanti and Mandingo Communities pledged their unweaving support to work with COD and the Friend of Duncan to ensure that the County is placed on the development map of the Country.
More projects pending for dedication include the Youth Center and eight road projects expected to kickoff shortly, according to the Friend of Duncan.
The Friend of Duncan is combination of Liberians from different professional backgrounds working assiduously to ensure Sinoe get the kind of development the citizens have long awaited.
Also speaking on the humanitarian gesture of Mr. Duncan in the Sinoe, were some beneficiaries of a WAEC fee scheme sponsored by their kinsman from five high schools in the County.
In a joyous mood, the students said a number of them would have been part of this year’s West Africa Examination Council tests if their fees were not paid by Mr. Duncan, describing him as a redeemer in their academic sojourns.
“Many of us were now preparing to travel to the Goldfield and other concession areas in and around the Sinoe County to seek contracts for the payments of four WAEC fees”, the students asserted.
Others expressed delight over what they termed as a timely intervention of Mr. Duncan, noting scores of them were about to miss the WAEC tests for the second or third time, if the fees were not paid by Mr. Duncan.
The students called on their prominent sons and daughters of the Sinoe to emulate the good example Oldman Duncan, something they are of the conviction will significantly fest track the human and infrastructural development drive of the county.
Dress in their respective uniform, the students commended the former Central Bank of Liberia executive for the gesture as their parents are faced with financial constraints and could not afford their fees, although they have the desire to see more productive Liberians come from their native land, Sinoe County.
One hundred and five students benefited from St. Joseph Catholic High Schools, with thirty five students from Sinoe Extension High, Fifty six students from St. Paul High School, Seventy two from Harrison Grigsby United Methodist School and hundred from Sinoe High.