…Good roads, water, electricity top agenda
By Roosevelt G. Jabah (Intern)
The Chairman of Guest House Block ‘B’ community in Thinkers Village, Reverend Mulbah F. Zayzay has disclosed that he is undertaking several development projects aimed at improving livelihood for the residents and maintaining that good roads, water, and electricity are top priorities.
The community leader, who spoke in an exclusive interview with Daily Observer at his residence on Sunday, November 18, said that they have set up a committee to engage the requisite authorities, but did not hesitate to rule out the bureaucracy it entails.
“There are a lot of good things we have been planning and are working on several self-initiatives to fast-track the maintenance of our roads, among others,” Rev. Zayzay said.
According to him, there are four private electricity providers currently operating in the community and charged US$45 per amp, excluding Sundays and Holidays, which totals US$50.
In spite of what he described as high charges and sometimes inconsistency in service delivery, he hailed them for the level of positive contribution they have shown to the community.
He said a resident of a neighboring community confided in him that he undertook the cost of some poles which enabled him to extend the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) connection to his home.
In a confident tone, Rev. Zayzay asserted that his community is also intending to rally for some cash to purchase few poles which cost US$150 each to do the same; a task which, he said, the LEC has given its approval.
He further lamented that plans are underway to get pipe-borne water to the community from Rehab, which is located on the west, and also to open a drainage to stop the flooding of water some homes have been experiencing.
“We do not look down on the less fortunate in this community; instead we go to their aid in their time of their need,” the community chairman said.
Rev. Zayzay said they are also engaged in the harmonization of those encroaching in the alleys, in order to avoid future embarrassment.