The Union for Nimba Development and Progress (UNNIDEP) organization, grouping all Nimba citizens in the United States, recently presented several computers and other instructional materials to the administration of Nimba County Community College (NCCC) in Sanniquellie.
UNNIDEP, in its quest to alleviate the many challenges faced by the county, presented 17 laptops, four desktop computers, eight amplifiers and three external keyboards to the NCCC on Friday, May 11, to the delight of the president, Dr. Yar Dorlan Gonway-Gono and her faculty.
The organization’s representatives in Liberia, P. Mercy K. Lurlay and Sam O. Buormie made the presentation.
UNNIDEP executive director, Karneh D. Tour, speaking at the headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, decried the many challenges faced by Nimba County, especially in the areas of education, health and agriculture.
Motivated by these conditions, Mr. Tour said, “it was compelling upon them to reach out to their mother land by giving back to the county.”
According to Mr. Tour, there are many projects earmarked in the county that UNNIDEP will shortly embark on, one of which targets the county’s Community College, to be followed by projects in other districts.
It can be recalled that In 2016, a group of Nimbaians saw the need to establish UNNIDEP as an accountability-driven organization with respect for contributions as its hallmark. Since its inception, the membership has increased to several thousands across the United States with Atlanta, Georgia as its headquarters.
Matthew Gongbee, UNNIDEP’s projects director, also informed this newspaper via a dispatch signed by Edwin L. Blemie, Public Affairs focal person, that in the near future, the entity will send another consignment of computers to be presented to any selected institution in the county.