Nimba County District #3, comprising Gbehlay-Geh and Toah River Districts, has embarked on the construction of a sport stadium that will accommodate about 15,000 people.
District #3 Representative Samuel Woeleh told the Daily Observer that Karnplay City has over the years not had a good sport pitch, and predicated upon that, residents of the district conceded to build the stadium using funds for their legislative support project.
The project, according Rep. Woeleh, will cost US$223,000 and should have been completed earlier, but delay in getting the needed materials caused the delay.
He, however, said they are optimistic by the assurance of contractors that the project will be dedicated on July 26 of this year.
According to him, majority of the people making up the population in the district are sports lovers, who are very supportive to the project.
Furthermore, he said sports quickly bring reconciliation and unity among people, and having a stadium in the district will enhance these two social values.
He indicated that palm thatches being used to fence the field during matches brought low intake because many people would make their way in very easily.
But with the concrete fence containing stadium and VIP wings, he believes no one will pick chance to sneak on the field.
Rep. Samuel Woeleh is one lawmaker in Nimba, who upon taking office after the 2011 election suffered stroke.
As he gradually recovers, the lawmaker regrets that he could not meet up with his plan to develop his district which he believes he can still do if re-elected in 2017.
He said he served as a City Mayor in Karnplay for about 20 years prior to his ascendancy to the Representative position. He said he knows the need of the people and if illness had not stalled his plan, he would have done more to impact them.
The stadium’s concrete fence has been extensively built with only one of the four sides and the wings remained to be completed.