HARBEL, Liberia, West Africa (June 9, 2006) - A joint assessment team comprising personnel from the departments of Estates, Engineering, Education, Industrial Relations and Public Affairs Friday visited the ongoing construction site at Division 40 Old Camp.
Speaking during a guided tour of the project, the local contractor, Mr. G. Andrew Kollie briefed the team on the status of ongoing housing construction for employees and their dependents.
Mr. Kollie disclosed that each unit contains four apartments, and his men were doing all they can to ensure that the project is completed within the time frame stipulated in the contract.
Mr. Kollie who heads the New Altitude Construction Firm, a Liberian-owned establishment, lauded the Management of Firestone Liberia for the ongoing housing construction at Division 40 Old Camp and other divisions within the concession area.
According to Mr.Kollie, these projects have provided job opportunities for Liberians in various communities, thereby curbing to some extent the level of unemployment that has engulfed the country.
For his part, the Construction Manager of Firestone Liberia, Mr. Ligori M. Sekajipo said that the housing construction was a top priority on the agenda of his department as well as the renovation of damaged educational, medical and other social facilities within the concession area of Firestone Liberia.
Mr. Sekajipo expressed satisfaction that the Division 40 housing project was accelerating at a reasonable pace, and thanked the contractor for the level of progress made thus far.
Other members of the assessment team included Messrs. Stephen C. Snoh, Estates Manager, Winston Clarke, Supervisor, Industrial Relations, Daniel Bondeh, Superintendent, Division 40, and Charles Massaley, Supervisor of Schools, among others.