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|FIRESTONE REACHES OUT TO CAB |
|Published on December 24, 2009||Email To Friend Print Version
The Management of Firestone Liberia has begun the rehabilitation of the road leading to the resource Center of the Christian Association of the Blind (CAB).located in Douzon, Roberts Field Highway Margibi County. Firestone road construction heavy equipment and engineers are currently rehabilitating the road linking the resource Center to the main highway.
Commenting on Firestone Liberia humanitarian gesture recently, the National President of CAB, Mr. Beyan Kota dubbed Firestone’s efforts in the rehabilitation of the road as a tremendous contribution to the development of the resource center.
Mr. Kota pointed out that the rehabilitation project is necessary because the bad road condition has created lots of constraints in delivering goods and services to the Center. He noted that with the completion of the project these constraints will be alleviated.
“Blind people or visually impaired persons will now have access to the facility; they will be able to walk in here from the main street. Secondly transport vehicles will drive in with supplies and students will be transported easily”. Mr. Kota asserted.
Mr. Kota recalled that recently CAB incurred a huge financial burden when a twenty-foot container conveying supplies to the Center got stuck in the sand. CAB he said had to look for additional fund to hire the service of a crane to remove the container.
At the resource Center CAB runs a primary school, and skill building programs such as carpentry, tailoring and is undertaking an agriculture project as a means of generating income for the institution. Some of the agriculture programs of the Christian Association of Blind include fish pond, swamp-rice cultivation, and vegetation production Mr. Kota said.
The Management of Firestone says the reconditioning of the road leading to the center of blind is part of its community outreach programs which is geared towards supporting development in Margibi County and other parts of Liberia.
Firestone Liberia has rendered similar services to the township of Charlesville, Dolo’s Town, Marshall Highway Peter Town Communities in Margibi County. Other communities Firestone has reached out to include Owensgrove and Kokoya Highway in Grand Bassa and Bong Counties respectively.
Firestone Community Outreach program also include free textbooks distributions hand-pumps construction in both Margibi and Grand Bassa Counties, and distribution of toys and school supplies to community schools.
These efforts on the part of Firestone Liberia are clear indication that the company is partnering with the Government and People of Liberia in the post war reconstruction of the Country