HARBEL, Liberia, West Africa (March 18, 2006)- Six housing units for teachers assigned to the Division 10 Junior High School are nearing completion in Duside, outside Harbel.
Speaking during a joint assessment tour of the facilities by personnel from the departments of Education, Accounting, Engineering and Public Affairs, the Construction Manager of Firestone Liberia, Mr. Ligori M. Sekajipo said that his Department is currently involved in the rehabilitation of damaged educational, medical, housing and other social facilities and the construction of new ones for employees of the company on an accelerated pace.
He also informed the team that the Engineering Department has been engaged in similar activity in other parts of the concession area of Firestone Liberia.
For his part, the Supervisor of the Firestone School System, Mr. Charles Massalay expressed satisfaction over the level of progress the Engineering Department is making in its quest to rehabilitate damaged facilities of Firestone, especially in the area of housing for teachers.
Mr. Massalay said he was impressed with the work done thus far by Mr. Sekajipo and his team of engineers on the teachers’ units at Division 10, and called on teachers of the Firestone School System to continue to mold the minds of the student populace for public service with dedication and commitment.
According to the Firestone Schools Supervisor, with the level of progress made, he foresees that the units might be ready for occupancy shortly. He thanked the Engineering Department for the level of commitment it has shown in education for the children of Firestone employees.
Other members of the assessment team included Mrs. Margaret Caine, Senior Accountant, Mr. Timothy Waka, Cashier Assistant, Mr. John B. Mator, Principal of the Division 10 Junior High School and Mr. George B. Caine, Public Relations Superintendent, among others.