Abraham Jarque, 36, who lives in the Zinnah Hill Community, where he ekes a living from rock-crushing, has appealed to government to create job opportunities for many other young people by introducing mechanized rock-crushing.
Mr. Jarque has been in the rock crushing business for the past 10 years. He told the Daily Observer yesterday at his rock-crushing site on the GSA Road that if government should bring in rock-crushing machines, many of the youth, who he said are loitering for no reason, would at least gain employment.
According to him, crushing rocks is a difficult work, which he thinks should be done by rock-crushing machines instead of doing so with human hands.
With that belief, Mr. Jarque has called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to encourage investors who would venture into rock-crushing through which many hard-working Liberians will find work.
Mr. Jarque added that crushing rocks was not part of his plans while growing up as a youth, “but since I now find myself doing the trade, all I ask is for the government to introduce mechanized rock-crushing to attract other lazy and unwilling youth to work the trade.”