LIBERIA: First Lady Assures Gov’t’s To Improve Lives; Dedicates Peace Island Projects
(LINA) – First Lady Clar Marie Weah has dedicated several major life-changing projects in the Peace Island Community, reassuring government’s commitment to improving Liberians’ standard of living.
Speaking at the dedicatory ceremony, Mrs. Weah said the development initiatives manifest President George Manneh Weah’s love for his people and his commitment to bettering their lives.
“Improving the living conditions of our people in vulnerable communities is our priority; and we will not stop until we achieve this goal,” the First Lady said.
The projects include the newly-constructed two bio-gas and bio-fill toilets; community social hall; borehole solar pump system; reservoir and few water kiosks.
The Internal Affairs Ministry along with a host of public agencies spearheaded the projects which were funded by international partners under the title “Peace Island: A Decent Place to Live: Slum Upgrading in Greater Monrovia”.
While praising the government’s swift intervention, Mrs. Weah said: “The people of Peace Island, you are blessed and will be more blessed with more development initiatives as economic conditions improve under this Government.”
Most of the projects are aimed at improving the poor water and sanitation conditions of the community.
In her remarks Mrs. Weah reiterated the adage: “Water is life,” adding that ‘sanitation is the health that sustains it.’
Meanwhile, the Liberian First Lady is urging the community to take full responsibility of maintaining the facilities with the caveat: “We will hold you absolutely responsible for them.”
At the same time, the Liberian First Lady has expressed profound gratitude to the OPEC Fund for International Development for funding the projects, and to World Hope International, YMCA Liberia, among others, for their support.
She also expressed appreciation for the dynamic leadership of Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Urban Affairs, Paulita C. C. Wie, for coordinating the development projects.
In response, the Peace Island Community leadership commended the Government and partners for the development initiatives in their area, stressing that the projects will go a long way in easing their challenges.
They reaffirmed their willingness and readiness to properly maintain the facilities and ensure that they are used for the intended purposes.
The dedicatory ceremony, which was held at the newly-constructed social hall, was graced by a host of government officials, including the Inspector General at the Ministry of Commerce Josephine Davis, Monrovia and Paynesville Mayors, Jefferson Koijee and Madam Pam Taylor respectively, among others.