Liberia: UMC Touches More Lives - Constructs Medical and Educational Facilities

The Director of Community Services of the United Methodist Church Liberia Annual Conference Jonathan L. Kaipay has successfully completed tour of medical and educational facilities under construction in both Grand Bassa and Rivercess counties.

In a release, Director Kaipay said the projects which worth a little over US$1 million, visited Beehneewein in district #1, Grand Bassa County where a US150,000 junior high school is ongoing with teachers' quarters project in Dehoyusaw Town in district #4 is also under construction.

The release maintained that Mr. Kaipay and entourage also visited Rivercess County which lacks junior high school but the UMC community service has decided to construct a nine-classroom school that includes teachers' quarter in Kploh community.

"We also visited a completed junior high school in Gboegeezay town in Morweh District hosting 385 students with aid from the Liberian Government", the release maintained.

The release furthered that considering the school and a 48 bed-room primary health center projects in Compound Three, Gorblee Administrative District the church is to contribute 60% while according to the agreement the Liberian Government is to provide40% of the project was also as part of the tour visited.

"The United Methodist Church Annual Conference has fulfilled 90% of its obligation and therefore is appealing to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to honor the promise", the release said.

According to the release, Mr. Kaipay revealed that the church has a holistic responsibility to give its members practical healing as stated in the book of Matthew chapter 25 which says "those who are hungry and thirsty need visit" , unfortunately the UMC do not only visit the needy but instead provides facilities such as schools, churches and others to buttress government development agenda.

The release maintained that the aim of such development is not to forget the downtrodden but rather for them to receive basic social services.

Mr. Jonathan Kaipay who hailed from Grand Bassa County believes in development which is a result of accountability; and to carry out his assigned duties in the right direction, the release concluded.

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