Montserrado County District #9 Representative, Munah E. Pelham-Youngblood, has embarked on the construction of a market building for residents of the People’s United Community (PUC) located behind the compound of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor.
The project, which is valued at over US$11,000 when completed, will bring to three the total number of markets Rep. Youngblood has constructed in the district since she was elected to the National Legislature in 2011.
After touring the market sites, the Montserrado County lawmaker said fund used to construct the markets is neither part of the County Development Fund (CDF) nor a portion of the district Social Development Fund (SDF), but is her personal initiative for the people.
“As Representative of the district, I saw the need to build markets in the area to ensure that my people do not go far away to shop,” she said.
She called on the district’s individual leaders to forge ahead in unity by formulating a strong and committed leadership to work together to bring relief to the residents and the district.
“I can recall during the 2011 election period you trusted me with the district, and so I feel obligated to all residents to uplift the district and its people by bringing to them developments.”
She then promised the district that her office will empower the residents by getting each of them directly involved in business venture.
In remarks, District #9 residents lauded the lawmaker for the gesture and expressed the hope that she continues to bring more development initiatives to the district.
Maima Brown, who lives in the area, said many people laughed at them, because the community in which they live is very large and therefore needs to have its market building.
She expressed gratitude to the lawmaker for providing them a market, which she said came so timely for them.
Ms. Brown declared that it was no mistake for the people of District #9 to have voted Rep. Youngblood as their representative.