Pastors, members and well-wishers of the Independent Living God A.M.E Zion Church in Sackie Gbomo Town, along the Bong Mines Road in Margibi County, last weekend broke ground for the construction of the Church's new edifice.
The ground breaking ceremony took place in Sackie Gbomo Town on October 20, 2013 under the theme: Rise and Build on a Solid Foundation. Speaking to this paper following the program, one of the Pastors, Moses K. Flomo said the process, which began a few months ago, is set at US$1,500.00.
He said they have worshiped under the palaver hut in the town earlier for too long, noting that the funds for the project would be contributed by members who are currently 125.
Pastor Flomo further maintained that though the amount couldn't be raised during the program, they were of the belief that such amount would be raised in the next few weeks in the eyes of faith.
He said contributions were still expected from dignitaries written and invited to the ground-breaking ceremony, calling the Margibi County authority to give helping hands to the church in order to enable them (congregation) do the work of God in the area.
Margibi County Senator Hailed
The Sinoe University Students Union (SUSU) has honored Margibi County Senator Oscar A. Cooper for what they referred to as his numerous contributions to the county over the past years.
The honor was bestowed on him recently on Cooper's Farm in the Cinta Town ship, Margibi County in the presence of the President and members of SUSU, as well as the Dean of students Affairs at the United Methodist University (UMU) and an array of Margibi Citizens.
Reading the position statement, the President of SUSU, D. Bernard Jargbah, outlined the provision of scholarships for the students of Sinoe, the lighting up of the City of Greenville when it was perpetually in darkness, the creation of job opportunities for thousands of Sinonians, as well as the renovation of the Administration building and presidential palace.
He noted that during the year 2003, the Margibi Lawmaker promised and paid the WAEC fees of all 9th and 12th graders of the county, emphasizing that their gathering in Margibi County was a manifestation of their appreciation to the Senator. The SUSU President, in addition, told the audience that the role played by Senator Cooper during his stay in Sinoe cannot be over-emphasized.
Responding, the Margibi County Senator said he was very pleased, but surprise because, according to him, it has taken more than 10 years since his departure from the county, promising to return to Sinoe in February of next year to thank the citizens for remembering him.
County Inspector Challenges Margibians
The County Inspector of Margibi, also President of the Alumni Association of the Cuttington Junior College in Kakata, has challenged the student populace and all Margibians to take complete ownership of the cuttington Junior College.
Making remarks during the matriculation program of the CU Junior College last weekend at the St. Augustine Episcopal Church, the County Inspector said Margibians can own the junior college as Suakoko is doing in Bong County with the main campus, noting that it can only be done through their commitment, support and appreciation to the Cuttington University.
Speaking further, he noted that there was more strength in two friendships, and that Margibians must utilize the opportunity of having a junior college than hoping on what they do not have. According to Inspector Sackie, people become dissatisfied when they skip their eyes and minds from what they have to what they do not have.
He also recommended to the college, through the President Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa, for graduation ceremonies to take place in Kakata, and not only matriculation of freshmen students, stressing that though it may be costly, it is necessary to be done because, according to him, it will assist in cutting down costs, increase enrollment of students at the college and make Margibians happier.
Responding to his recommendation in an interview with reporters after the program, the President of Cuttington, Dr. Topka assured Margibians that Sackie's recommendation was something the Cuttington family was thinking about in the future, emphasizing that they were consciously soliciting the views of Margibians to take ownership of the college to help it grow in the county.
One of the matriculating students, Samuel Saah Korpu described the establishment of the college in Margibi as a great opportunity, urging his colleagues to make use of such opportunity because students will not have to go to Montserrado, Bong and other counties before attending colleges after high school.