Breaks ground for for Vocational Training School
Vice President Jewel Howard–Taylor has decried the under-development of Fuamah District in Lower Bong County at the total cost of the project is US$150,000, LINA Correspondent Richard Baysah reports.
The Vice President said as a result of the under-development of Fuamah, she will strive to ensure that it receives the much-needed attention to move the district forward.
According to the LINA, Vice President Taylor made the statement on Friday, October 12 when she broke ground for the construction of the Fuamah Vocational Training Institute in Bong Mines, Lower Bong County.
The program which is initiated by the Vice President, is being done in partnership with NetLib Vocational Training School in Congo Town, outside Monrovia, and other public and private corporate entities, including the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP), ArcelorMittal, Monrovia Breweries, MNG Gold Mining Corporation, and the LISCR Trust Company.
When constructed, Madam Taylor said, the Fuamah Vocational Training School will give young people employable skills that will improve their livelihoods.
She said Fuamah plays host to the biggest mining investment company, China Union, Liberia Bong Mining Company, and as a result of not having vocational and technically trained youths, they always venture elsewhere for the requisite ones they desire to employ, thus depriving citizens of the district the right to employment with the company.
“No one should ever see this as a political plus or gimmick, but must see it as a channel through which our younger generation will gain meaningful vocational and technical skills that will transform their lives for the betterment of our country,” she said.
District Representative Joseph Papa Kolleh expressed gratitude for the initiative, terming it as “very timely for the people of Fuamah District.”
Kolleh assured Vice President Taylor of his full support, and called on his people to get involved in the growth and development of the district. “There can be no easy way or a single person initiating any form of meaningful development in an area without the involvement of others,” Rep. Kolleh said.