Rep. Gunpue L Kargon of Nimba County District #4 has broken grounds for several projects in his constituency in fulfilment of his promises made to the voters in the 2017 general election.
A couple of weeks ago, Rep. Kargon broke ground for the construction of a modern annex to the Gbor-Rlantuo Public School in Gbor Administrative District, and the construction of two bridges linking Gbieye-bonah and Behplay as well as Gbonwen – Tikehplay and Senlay town, respectively.
The cost of the projects is yet to be known, but at the ground breaking ceremony, Rep. Kargon donated L$ 100K along with thirty bundles of zinc as his initial contributions to the people of Gbor-Rlantuo for the construction of the school.
Representative Kargon also made cash donation toward the construction of the United Liberia Inland Church in the Rlantuo community.
He told the cheering citizens that “Anything done for your district, county and even the country at large for the public benefit will remain as a legacy.
The projects, if sponsored and completed, will be different from projects of other lawmakers who have built private facilities and boast for them as their achievements. Those projects for which Representative Kargon has broken grounds are purely public that he will not claim them when he gets out of office.
During the ground breaking, Rep. Kargon urged the students to take education seriously, stressing that education is the tool that can be used to change the world.
To the parents, Rep. Kargon said, “Encourage your children to go to school and to take education seriously, because we cannot change the world to a unique place without education,” he said.
He reaffirmed his commitment to human capacity building by offering financial aid to deserving students from the district in all sectors of learning.
The citizens, responding with gratitude, told the lawmaker that they have long been wishing for an annex to the school because the previous school cannot hold the influx of students around the community.
“Our kids have no place for learning,” an elderly woman only identified as Ma Dorcas said.
However, the communities in which the bridges have posed challenge to their movement have praised Kargon for coming to their aid, adding that the rehabilitation of the bridges will alleviate the difficulties they have been encountering with transporting farm products to the markets.
“These bridges, when constructed, will help ease the stress and difficulty we are going through,”Paul Dopoe, a cocoa buyer told the Daily Observer.
Last week, Rep Kargon break for the construction of modern market hall in Soa Kpeahplay in the Twah River Administrative District.