Monrovia, June 12 (LINA) – Grand Kru County Superintendent Doris N. Ylatun has re-dedicated the County Service Center (CSC) constructed through a European Union grant.
The Center was constructed and first dedicated by the Liberian Government and supporting partners in December 17, 2017.
The European Union contributed to the construction of Service Centers in eight counties in Liberia under the Liberia Decentralization Support Program managed by the United Nations
Development Program (UNDP) in Liberia.
Other partners that contributed to the construction of the service centers include United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UMMIL and the Government of Sweden.
The Grand Kru County CSC suffered setback due to sub-standard work done by the contractor and had to be re-worked.
The re-dedication ceremony took place on Monday, June 10, at the center in Barclayville.
The Center hosts Education, Health, Public Works, Commerce, Labor, Revenue, Gender, and Internal Affairs Ministries, among others.
Grand Kru County Superintendent Ylatun, praised the government and partners for the construction of the one-stop center.
She said its establishment in the various counties was a means of taking governance services closer to citizens and relieving the stress people undergo in accessing vital documents, as well as the reduction of financial burden.
Supt. Ylatun urged citizens of the county to take ownership of the services that will be provided at the center.
For his part, CSC Coordinator Alexander Jelleh Weah disclosed that the Center will provide specialized services that will be rolled out by government’s line ministries and agencies.
He said services available at the Grand Kru Center are business registration, land deeds registration, zoning and land use permits, ECOWAS alien work permit, birth certificate, driver licenses, traditional and Western marriage certificates, among others.
Speaking on behalf of the line ministries, the County Gender Coordinator, Sarah Nyema, said the establishment of the CSC demonstrates the government’s commitment to taking services closer to people in rural communities in Liberia.
The government representatives promised to be proactive and to create massive awareness on the benefits of the center.