Speaking yesterday at the dedication, Paynesville City Mayor C. Cyvette M. Gibson said the project was very close to their heart as there were many people going at their office asking for the demarcation of Paynesville. She said that prompted the implementation of the project.
Madam Gibson noted that the project was implemented in partnership with the Liberia Coco-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) that supported the entire initiative to ensure that the boundary is clear identified by residents and visitors.
She urged community dwellers to help maintain the project so as to create jobs for themselves and served as an eye to sustaining the exit and welcome sign.
“Coco-Cola has been in the City for many years and has stood by us by living up to their commitment in erecting the magnificent signs in the R2 community,” she added.
According to her, the sign is significant and it does several things for the fact that it welcomes our guests, it demarcates the boundary adding that it provides community path that which is important to the city of Paynesville adding “we want for our people to be happy with us; we want our people to be identified and residents to know that we identified with them”.
The City Mayor disclosed that the project is targeted next at the Congo Town area in order to show the demarcation between the City of Paynesville and the Congo Town Township as well.
She commended the support of LCCBC and indicated that she was willing to working with the leadership of the community in building the capacity of some youth in order to have them empowered for watching over the project for its sustainability.
Giving the overview, the Special Project Officer, Robena Vincent said the worth of the two projects was calculated at about US$23,000. The Project officer indicated that the welcome cost the largest amount of US$14,500 and the Exit cost US$8,500.
Also speaking the LCCBC representative, Victor George praised the PCC for the level of commitment towards the development of the city and noted that the leadership has proven it trustworthiness beyond all reasonable doubt as others have let them down in the implementation of projects.
George reaffirmed his institution’s commitment to supporting any initiative undertaken by the PCC.
Furthermore, the leader of the R2 Community, Phebean K. Tobey vowed to work with the PCC in providing manpower to be trained in the maintenance and monitoring of the erected project.
Madam Tobey applauded the initiative and said the project was very important to the community noting that they will take full control of it.