Residents of District #5 in Margibi have hailed the District Representative Clarence G. Gahr for organizing the first ever District Sitting in the Township and the District.
The citizens making remarks at program marking the first Sitting of Electoral District #5 Development Council held at Yarwuellie Public School said this is the first time they are experiencing District Sitting in the area.
One of the said persons is the Commissioner of Borlorla Township in Gibi District Margibi County, James F. Weedor who termed the event as historic.
He stated that it is surprising to them that District Sitting is being held in the District indicating that they have heard about sitting from time to time especially during the past reign in which he served as Commissioner.
Mr. Weedor narrated that it is only under the reign of the Representative that the District is experiencing District Sitting. According to him, the sitting brought joy to him when his Township was selected to serve as host. He assured those who attended the event.
The Borlorla Township Commissioner used the occasion to commend Representative Clarence G. Gahr for his farsightedness.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Clarence and Friends Association (CFA), Amara F. Mammy giving the overview of the sitting said the event is meant to give citizens of the District the opportunity to discuss the developmental agenda of the District where the views and ideas of everyone is important in moving the District to another level.
He said the sitting will be done on an annual basis in order to bring about transparency and accountability in managing funds and projects intended for the District.
“So annually we are going to meet to discuss if you have five dollars how we can use that five dollars as a District and people showing transparency and accountability and clear heart to our leaders” he added.
Mr. Mammy noted that the sitting focused on four developmental pillars that brought Rep. Gahr to power including Road construction, healthcare delivery, education and economy empowerment.
He said with the help of God and the collective effort of the citizens, the Lawmaker will capture the Kakata to Worhn road (45km) within the six years of Hon. Gahr’s reign.
He also said other roads such as the Fayiah Town to Gbutu Town road, the Worhn to Zeo road, the Worhn to Puah Town road and the Worhn to Nuah Town road amongst other roads will be captured under the leadership of the Lawmaker first the first six years.
Amara F. Mammy disclosed that under their healthcare delivery, two main health facilities have been captured to be constructed including the Mbutu Town Health facility and the Jarlamu Health center.
He intoned that the Lawmaker will in the six years period improve current health facilities that are in the District in making sure that the healthcare delivery system of the District is up to international standard.
Amara said in order to achieve this, there capacity building programs will be captured for young people that have interest in the area of nursing and health issues to enable them have the opportunity to serve the District.
Under education, he narrated that the Worhn Public School will be elevated to senior high school so that those completing elementary and junior high school education can continue their education in the District rather than going to strive in Kakata because they want to attend high school.
He averred that the Kollie Dede-Ta School will also be reconstructed, while the Gellila Public School
For the economic empowerment program, Amara disclosed that Hon. Gahr has also decided to give a loan to those involved into making business eight million Liberian dollars something he said the first one million dollars loan was launched in the District recently.
He said the microloan scheme will go across the District to ensure that the lives of every citizen of the feel the impact. He then called on the people of District #5 to work together if they must achieve these plans.