President George M. Weah has dedicated 35 “Pro-Poor Housing Units” valued US$67,000 for residents of Grand Gedeh County, which is accordingly intended to take citizens from huts to modern houses.
The Pro-Poor Housing units dedicated on Friday February 18, 2021, is being funded by the Government of Liberia and implemented by the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE).
At the dedication of the first 10 housing units in Kpelleh Village, Grand Gedeh County, President Weah said he is delighted about the project and expressed gratitude to the implementing partner for ensuring that his vision becomes to a reality.
President Weah said he intends to improve the lives of citizens especially those faced with extreme constraints, stating “Our vision and mission is to see people in the community who are faced with constraints to be relieved and their hope restored.”
“Some of our citizens live in huts that are dilapidated. Nowhere for them to cook and they will have to get outside to cook most often, and I thought under our agenda, we should give them facilities with everything inside the house. I am happy that LACE is making sure that this Pro-poor agenda works for our people,” President Weah said.
President Weah’s visit is aimed at appreciating citizens and listening to their plights and ensuring that they are captured in the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
The housing units are also being erected in different communities including Old Tuzon, Pellehzon Town, and Gbarbo Town, which brought joy and excitement to residents of Grand Gedeh County.
The dedication of the housing units was a scene of excitement and jubilation with the citizens expressing gratitude to President Weah for changing their conditions as they will begin living in modern houses now.
Meanwhile, the Government’s Pro-Poor Housing Units are being implemented in most parts of the country. Margibi, Grand Kru, Grand Gedeh, Nimba, Bong, and River Gee counties are currently the beneficiaries.