The Vice President for University Relations at the University of Liberia, Norris Tweh, over the weekend expressed the institution’s deep regret over the recent death of a five year old boy while playing among debris at the university’s Fendell Campus.
Romeo King, 5, died on Wednesday August 10, 2016, after he was crushed under debris from broken walls.
Mr. Tweh said the boy’s death was unfortunate and announced that the Ministry of Public Works, in consultation with the UL administration, will remove debris and other structures that pose threats to residents in the area when funds are available.
He, however, called communities residing near Fendell Campus to keep off the property as well as ensure that their children don’t loiter or play among the debris. He added that the sign posted at the property warning people not to trespass is being reinforced.
Mr. Tweh said UL security personnel have been authorized to ward off people from the property to avoid another occurrence of the little boy’s tragic story.
Concerning the development of the land, Mr. Tweh said the university is to shortly constitute the Fendell Land Development Committee (FLDC) to set up a bidding plan for architects to draw a blue print to develop the property.
‘’A portion of the land will be used for agriculture and animal husbandry,” Mr. Tweh said. ‘’We hope to renovate structures in poor condition that will not interfere with the university’s normal calendar.”