Bassa to Get US$2.5m Educational Grant
Grand Bassa County is expected to benefit from a US$2.5 million educational grant for the construction of a US$40,000.00 modern library, youth development center, capacity building and computer training as well as adult literacy program.
The Director of Community Services for the United Methodist Church Annual Conference in Liberia Jonathan L Kaipay made the disclosure during the launch of a Leadership Initiative Movement in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County last weekend.
According to a statement released in Monrovia, Kaipay has also raised US$100,000.00 for additional work and to establish partnership on development, having been named regional corporation head for West Africa.
The statement further said Kaipay has been asked by the International community to provide oversight responsibility in the sub-region.
Similar programs have been instituted in Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone. The Leadership Initiative has four pillars, including education, empowerment, infrastructure development and Indigenous approach.
“While away, I was hearing the outcries about situation in Buchanan for which several presentations about the transformation of the minds of the youth in the country,” the statement noted.