Liberia: Billimah Community Benefits Modern Town Hall

Sethi Brothers Inc. has constructed and turned over a modern town hall to residents of Billimah Community on Bushord Island, Montserrado County district# 13.

Residents of the community jubilated and expressed heartfelt sentiments to the Management of Sethi Brothers INC. with support from their Representative, Edward P. Flomo, for exercising oversight in making sure their needs are met.

Speaking to this paper in an exclusive interview over the weekend at the official dedication and turning over ceremony, the Chairman of Billimah Community, Mr. A. Mulbah Dukuly extolled Sethi Brothers Inc., and Representative Flomo for the initiative which he noted, will benefit his people particularly, the youths.

"If you ask me, I'm very much impressed to have this town hall in our community; since the existence of this community, this is the first of its kind to have a modern town hall where elders and youth will sit to have meetings", chairman Dukuly said.

He said the construction by Sethi Brothers Inc. has brought a great relief to residents of the community, saying, "This is something that we as leaders were planning to have within our community; if you take a look around, there are lots of things that are lacking, but today we have one of them."

He named lack of drainages as one of the major challenges the community continue to face, including lack of schools, among others. "Imagine, we only have a single high school, which stops at grade 10th, and we are looking to have more schools."

Dukuly lamented that the lack of adequate schools puts the community at risk, because there thousands of young people whom he said need to have education. He called on government and the Sethi Brothers Inc. to constructing a school building for the community. Youth Chairman Boimah M. Zinnah extended gratitude to Sethi Brothers, and Representative Flomo for the initiative.

"I'm overwhelmed for the fact I live in this community from my childhood days up to present; we have not had a mini jamboree for intellectual activities since the establishment of this community."

He said the construction of the town hall started with an advocacy from some youth of the community who gathered themselves and wrote their lawmaker and got Sethi Brothers involved, at which time the construction kicked off through the advocacy of Representative Flomo.

Meanwhile, a representative of Sethi Brothers Nathaniel N. Daa has assured residents of Billimah community that the company remains committed to its corporate, social responsibility, evidenced by the fact of employing nine residents from there.

"We are glad that the people of Billimah now have a modern town hall; as for the rest of the requests, we will have management informed and get back to you in subsequent time" he added.

By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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