Schools are important for the growth and development
Giuseppe Zampaglione making remarks at the dedication of the Gbarnkonia Primary School in Bong County Photo Credit: IEC UNIT/LACE
The World Bank Task Team Leader to the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) says schools are important for the growth and development of children and communities across the country.
Mr. Giuseppe Zampaglione speaking on Thursday, January 29, at the dedication and turning over ceremony of the Gbarnkonia Primary School in Bong County said the completion of the school project signifies trust and collaboration between local government authorities, the community and LACE.
If Liberia is to be developed, the World Bank Task Team Leader points out, the LACE model or community driven approach should be replicated cross the country by development institutions.
Mr. Zampaglione said he’s impressed with the level of dynamics and commitment projects are implemented by the Agency in collaboration with communities and local governments.
It is wonderful to build clinics and schools but without qualified and trained teachers, nurses and doctors, “we’re going nowhere”, Mr. Zampaglione asserts.
He urged community people to begin banging on the doors of other developmental partners for assistance to improve their wellbeing.
Speaking earlier the Project Management Committee chairperson, Madam Jestina Saah thanked the Government of Liberia, LACE and the local government authorities for support during the implementation process.
Madam Saah appealed to LACE and the local government authorities to assist in the construction of clinic to improve their dire health need in the Gbarnkonia Community. The community is remote, during emergency time they’ve to walk at least two hours to main highway.
LACE Executive Director Ramses T. Kumbuyah also speaking at the occasion thanked the Agency’s Task Team Leader Mr. Zampaglione for his continuous confidence in LACE and for lobbying to gather more support for the people of Liberia.
He also expressed appreciation to the World Bank and Government of Liberia, the Ministry of Commerce of being supportive to the Agency.
The LACE Executive Director presented assorted stationery valued at US$700.00 as a jumpstart for the operation of the Gbarnkonia Primary School.
Cutting the ribbon to the school, Bong County Superintendent Rennie Jackson thanked the Agency for its support to the people of Bong County. LACE is one of the outstanding develop institutions that operates in the county, he told the gathering at the dedication ceremony.
The colorful ceremony was attended by an array of guests including top county and district officials, community people and the World Bank Task Team Leader for LACE, Mr. Giuseppe Zampaglione and among others.