The construction of a modern market building to host at least 1,500 local business owners, with an attached daycare school, is expected to begin by Saturday, February 23, 2019, in the Kingsville Community, Montserrado County, any time soon.
When completed, the project will cost US$55,000, because it will include an adjusted first aid service and landscaping.
Montserrado County District #1 Representative Lawrence Morris, Phil George, president of the Kingsville #7 Community Action Group in the USA, and Liberia’s Kingsville Township Commissioner Augustus Binda, signed the Memorandum of Understand (MoU) that has partnered to construct the market. The project’s groundbreaking ceremony took place on Friday, February 1, 2019.
In the MoU, each of the three partners will contribute to the construction of the project, but Rep. Morris and the Kingsville Community Action Group are committed to contributing about 93 percent of the total cost, while the township input will be about 7 percent.
Rep. Morris informed residents that the expected market building grew out of his passion to develop his district. He said there were a series of email exchanges, telephone conversations and meetings with Mr. Phil George of Kingsville #7 and who currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Besides the aid from the Kingsville Community Action Group in the USA, by June 2019 another development in terms of education, health and agriculture is expected from the State of Arizona, USA, for Montserrado County District #1.
George said the construction of the market has been a long-time plan and for which his organization has gathered resources.
He said members of Kingsville #7 are not only living in Kingsville #7 in the USA but in other States and outside of the US, though they are from Kingsville #7 in Liberia.
“I want to thank Rep. Morris for the push and for the partnership. We are hopeful that lots will be done here,” Mr. George said.
Chairperson Tutu Howard and Theresa Dickerson thanked Rep. Morris and Mr. George for the initiative and prayed that the market project is completed before next year.
Montserrado County Inspector Solomon Miller, Paramout Chief and Council Chairman for Montserrado County, Stephen S. Goba, Careysburg District Superintendent Lester Bernard, and Careysburg City Mayor Thomas Urey were among government officials that graced the groundbreaking event.