Liberia: Deputy Speaker Lobbies  For Second Cell Tower in Grand  Kru County


Barclayville – Over 4,000 residents of Alawala City in Dweken, and its  surroundings in District #2, Grand  Kru  County  have begun communicating with their loved ones in and out of the county, following  the  construction  of an Access Universal  Tower. 

The residents of Dweken, have a reason to celebrate, because it is the first  time for people in that hard-to-reach’s town  to have access  to communication since the creation  of Grand  Kru  County  in 1986.

This is the second  Universal Access Tower lobbied  for by the Deputy  Speaker in fulfilment  of his campaign  promises to the People  of District #2, Grand  Kru County, Constructed by the Universal Access Fund (UAF) in partnership with K-Net, a private telecommunication company, to provide cellular communication services.

The first  Universal  Access Tower was built  in Parluken and dedicated in 2020.

According to the UAF, the ongoing initial assessment reports from the Dweken’s Access Universal  Tower  from a trial test indicates that the Network is available 99.75% and served 3046 calls with total duration of 1831 minutes and 3608275kbytes of data was downloaded so far.

This means that the vast majority of the citizens of Dweken and its surroundings, are enjoying communication, something they have longed for over  the decades.

Meanwhile,  besides the fulfilment  of the two communication  network towers, Deputy  Speaker Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa had constructed and dedicated  two schools in Dorboh and Sasstown, while  the third  school (Buah Taybue)  will be dedicated in December.

The Deputy  Speaker  is also  constructing two schools  in Buah Wropluken and Kplio Kayken respectively.

Moreover,  the Deputy  Speaker  had renovated and operating  the Buah Jlateken Health Center, providing  monthly  drum of fuel to the Buah Health Center including the payment of volunteer teachers and renovated several schools, health centers, churches,  mosques, youth centers among others.

Furthered, the Deputy Speaker has provided a non-refundable loans to women in Doeswen, Barforwin and Barclayville  in the amount  of L$4.5m and contributed to the refurbishing and maintaining of roads.