Montserrado County district # 16 Representative Edward S. Forh has alarmed over what he calls "potential sea erosion" in the district. According to him, the over flooding of the sea especially in the Borough of New Kru Town poses a serious threat to the D. Tweh Memorial High School.
The D. Tweh Memorial High School, which hosts over 3000 students, is one of the oldest public schools in the country.
Representative Forh noted that something must be done in order to address the situation especially during this rainy season.
He made these comments recently in an interview with reporters shortly after a mass district consultative meeting with his constituents. The meeting was held at the administrative hall in the Borough of New Kru Town. Speaking further, the Montserrado County lawmaker disclosed that the district has potentially benefited from its share of Social Development Fund (SDF) of several companies including China Union in the tone of $USD 151,000.
He said the ongoing district consultation is amongst other things intended for constituents to determine the proper usage of the money. He urged citizens of the district to adequately channel their concern and request information on the expenditure of funds including the County Development Fund (CDF) and SDF from their local authorities.
"This is the first of series of consultation meetings which will highlight the constituency break. We gave the constituents the information that they had asked for because the citizens have their right to request information from their representative and all of their local leaders. We didn't decide how we will expend this SDF because the citizens felt that the library issue should be exorted. We are also concern about sea erosion and the threat it pose to the D. Tweh Memorial High School," he stated.
At the same time, Representative Forh has admitted to leakage on the roof of the newly constructed $US65, 000 library projects in the district. The project backfires recently when citizens expressed their disappointment in it. The citizens contended that the money was overly sufficient for the construction of a single library.
However, the Montserrado County lawmaker said about 90% of the project has been completed. Representative Forh, who was re-elected to the post in the 2011 Presidential and Legislative elections, named health, education, and infrastructural development amongst others as some of his top priorities for the betterment of the district.
He expressed the hope that the constituents will see reason to allot substantial portions of the money to these areas.