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Govt provides $US140, 000 for burnt Salvation Army School

James Akoi/Joseph T. Koon
The structure before the fire
The structure before the fire

(elbcradio.com/April 9, 2015)-The Liberian Government has provided a check of over $U 140,000 to the Salvation Army School System.

Government said the money is in response to the urgent need to assist authorities of the Salvation family rebuild the William Booth High School in Paynesville.

The William Booth High School in Paynesville was gutted by fire in early March this year prior to the re-opening of schools.

Presenting the check to the Salvation Leadership, Assistant Finance and Development Minister, Augustine Blamah, said the gesture is part of Government’s determination to support the education sector.

“Government is not only concerned about public schools alone but private schools as well, “Assistant Minister Blamah said.

He said expressed Government’s preparedness to support the efforts of learning institutions as the need arises from time to time.

Receiving the check on behalf of the Salvation Army Command in Liberia, Col. Gabriel Kathuri, expressed appreciation to Government for the assistance and promised to rebuild the school in one month.

Col. Kathuri is the Salvation Army Command Head in Liberia.

Up to press time, the actual cause of the fire has not been established, as authorities of the school are exerting efforts to mobilize financial resources for the rebuilding of the school.

 


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