The Electoral District #9 Representative, Munah Pelham-Youngblood, has dedicated a newly reconstructed Future Intellectual Discourse (FID) center to help promote intellectual activities in her district in the Fiamah community, Sinkor.
The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was graced by the District Development Council chair, members of the Fiamah community leadership and leaders of various intellectual centers in the district.
In her remarks, Rep. Youngblood said the project was part of her oversight responsibility to her district. She said she was obligated to undertaking more projects.
For his part, the chairman of FID, Mr. Robinson, commended the efforts of the young lawmaker and expressed thanks to her for the project and the items donated to the motorcyclists.
“The center was established in 2004 and such a gesture was the first of its kind in the community,” Mr. Robinson noted.
The FID chairman certificated and presented gifts to their lawmaker for such a timely intervention and support to promote intellectualism.
Rep Youngblood donated several games including scrabble, monopoly, two Ludo boards, two checker boards and 20 plastic chairs. Mr. Robinson valued the project at over US$2,500.00.
In another ceremony, Rep. Youngblood donated 792 reflector jackets to motorcyclists in her district.
Her donation, she said, is intended to help with the numbering system for all motorbike riders in Electoral District #9, which spans 12th Street, Sinkor to Fish-market, covering six zones.
It may be recalled that Rep Pelham-Youngblood officially launched the Sinkor Motorbike Association (SUMA) coding and coloring system and recently began branding them with an identification number, in case there are issues.
Accepting the reflector jackets, the president, Trokon G. Gray said over the years motorcyclists have been called street kids and all kinds of negative names. “But today, we are glad that a member of the Legislature, our lawmaker, can see us as useful contributors to the transport sector.”
According to Gray, the lawmaker has been very supportive of their wellbeing and he expressed great appreciation for the reflector jackets.
“We are very happy for this donation. May God bless you for the valuable gift. This donation, he observed, did not come from County Development Funds, but rather from Rep. Youngblood’s personal resources.”