By Patrick C.M. Kollie
Margibi County District #3 Representative Ellen Attoh has begun rehabilitation of major streets in Kakata, Margibi County. The exercise is part of Rep. Attoh’s desire to restore the hope of the electorate by providing some basic social services to them.
Rep. Attoh’s aim is also to provide residents with easy access to road network in the city and its environs.
The rehabilitation exercise has already covered the street connecting communities in the neighborhood spanning Division ’26’ Gate to Kakata Police Detachment, the county’s administrative building, as well as the stretch of road from the Greenhill Community, the St. Christopher Catholic High School to E.J. Yancy School and other places to include the trade route that connects BWI-Mobile Gas Station to the Kakata-Vai Town community curve.
Prince Anything Wreh, husband and project officer to Rep. Attoh, said that the ongoing rehabilitation exercise is part of the lawmaker’s community development programs.
Wreh said the exercise is implemented with specific focus, among which is to sustain Rep. Attoh’s many development initiatives, and will remain active during the lawmaker’s six-year tenure. He said the project is valued at over US$45,000.
A community leader, William E. Lewis, Sr. lauded Rep. Attoh for the gesture, which he described as a philanthropic developmental approach and promised to remain supportive of the exercise.
As a community leader, Mr. Lewis said, he will coordinate with some prominent residents to ensure that the locals work along with their lawmaker in identifying and solving other pressing needs of their community.
In a related development, about 300 women are expected to benefit from Rep. Attoh’s L$1 million loan program, which is part of the women empowerment drive intended to help low income earners become independent and self-productive.
She has announced that each of the women will receive L$3,500, which the beneficiary will repay by installment of L$500 of the amount received. The amount collected will also be given to another set of women in the district on a similar payment measure.