|Rep Gaye Embarks On School Project -But Pleads For 2nd Term|
|Published on February 22, 2010||Email To Friend Print Version
Nimba County Electoral District #7 Representative Edwin Power Gaye has broken ground for the construction of a 9-classroom school in Volay, Tappita District.
He called on the citizens to support and take advantage of the facility, when completed, by championing the education of their children, noting “I am even glad that you asked for a school project in your community.”
The Lawmaker donated seven bundles of zinc, 15 bags of cements, several packs of nails, 20 gallons of gasoline to kickoff the project.
Rep. Gaye requested citizens of Volay to provide local materials such as bricks and sand as their contribution to the construction of the school.
An estimated 2,500 school age children in Volay do not have access to education, which is the fundamental right of all children according to the universal declaration of human right.
The few who go to school in the area have to walk for at least one hour to attend classes in a nearby town.
Rep. Gaye, who chairs the House's Committee on Health and social Welfare, said he prioritizes health and youth education because young people are the future leaders of the country.
He used the occasion to declare his intent for another term beyond 2011, noting, “I will be one of the candidates in the 2011 Legislative election.”
He pleaded with the citizens to give him the opportunity to “complete some unfinished projects” he has initiated in the district.
Rep. Gaye also told the citizens to be aware of 'fly by night politicians' who have abandoned the district and would come elections to ask for votes during the electoral process.
He said some US-based politicians, who are not informed about the reality on the ground, would come with rhetoric to cajole citizens for votes, adding “do not give in to them”.
In a related development, Rep. Gaye has provided several dozens of uniforms to two cultural troops from Doumpa and Kanpea towns in Tappita District.
He said the cultural troops have promoted peace through music in the county and desired to be appreciation.