ZWEDRU, Jan.11 (LINA) – In support of the development agenda of the Government of President George Manneh Weah, the Hope Alive Church in Zwedru has begun the construction of a community road in the Jensen Ville Community.
The road, which stands to benefit over 10,000 households, is an initiative introduced by the church.
Speaking to the Liberia News Agency (LINA) on the site January 9, the Founder and Pastor of the Hope Alive Church in Zwedru, Rev. Nathan Z. Clarke, said the road project is in agreement with the Grand Gedeh County authority headed by Superintendent Kai Garlo Farley.
According to him, the idea was presented to them some two years ago and was accepted and embraced by the leaders.
He pointed out that the decision of the county authority to accept the initiative was based on its significance coupled with the difficulties community members have faced over the years in gaining access to their homes.
Pastor Clarke said the community road will bring relief to thousands of residents of Zwedru City, provincial capital of Grand Gedeh..
Pastor Clarke acknowledged the role played by the Religious Advisor to the President, Rev. M. Emmanuel Nimely in the implementation of the project.
He pointed out that Rev. Nimely was a source of motivation and courage behind the project.
« He was involved in the intervention to allow Zwedru City Mayor Mrs. Cecelia Jolo to allow the construction of the road in the city, » said Clarke.
Also speaking at the project site, Ms. Evaline Pajibo, a community member, lauded Hope Alive Church, the local county authority and Government of Liberia for putting smiles on the faces of Grand Gedeans.
Pajibo noted that they residents suffered for many years in getting to their homes, especially during the rainy season and at night-time.
« Our children will now pass on the road and will not suffer when coming from school, » she observed.
On his part, the acting Superintendent of Grand Gedeh County, Paul Neeo, Sr., told LINA in an interview on Saturday that the community road project currently being undertaken by Hope Alive Church is “a brilliant idea.”
« We did not waste time to approve the project and offer the county equipment to be used for construction of the road, » Neeo pointed out.
According to him, the church has the responsibility of providing fuel and other support for the workforce.
Neeo called on Grand Gedeans to support the Government by engaging in development programs and do away with anything that will cause conflict and disunity among Liberians.
The community road construction began on Saturday, January 9, and is expected to be completed and dedicated in the nearest futurn.