A Liberian journalist, Jonathan Paye-Layleh, has donated a brand new chain-saw to the people of his native Meinpea-Mah District in Nimba County, to gather materials to repair dozens of damaged log bridges between chiefdoms, clans and towns.
The donation, which was made on Wednesday, June 10, in the district headquarter town of Bunadin, was in fulfilment of a promise the veteran journalist had made when he was in the region in March and April donating materials to help fight COVID-19.
Mr. Paye-Layleh told a representative group of chiefs, women associations and citizens who turned out to receive the gift that he was in sympathy with them for the difficulties they encounter commuting on the various roads because of the damage done to those bridges.
He used to occasion to appeal to the central government to concentrate more on fixing roads in remote parts of the country so that people there do not feel isolated from national development programs.
Receiving the saw, Meinpea-Mah District Commissioner Jefferson Saye Gondah, thanked Mr. Paye-Layleh for continuing to think about his area and people. Chiefs in attendance gave the journalist a standing ovation in appreciation.
The cost of the chain-saw and spare parts is one thousand, nine hundred US dollars.
One of the roads on which bridges will be repaired has always been used as an alternative route for traffic into places like Tappita and south eastern Liberia when going through Ganta becomes impossible due to rains