The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has officially handed over the newly constructed Methodist Primary School to the people of Kokoru Town in the Gaura Chiefdom in Kenema District.
Councilor Joseph Vandi Kallon expressed gratitude to NaCSA for constructing the School for the children of Kokoru Town; which he said was their dream and that God has answered their prayers through NaCSA.
The Town Chief of Kokoru Town, Mohamed Okeke, on behalf of the Paramount Chief Alhaji P.M.Gbatekaka, lauded the efforts of Officials of the Ministry of Education and NaCSA for their development plans for the people of Kokoru Town and Gaura Chiefdom as a whole.
Hon Member of Parliament, Marcus Kallon commended NaCSA for their good work and also the previous government, as they had laid the foundation for the school. He called on the people to put politics aside and engage themselves in development activities. He then called on them to pay their local taxes as development needs money.
Talking on behalf of the Council, the Deputy Chairman Kenema District Council, Lusani Sheriff called on parents to send their children to School especially the girl child.
The Deputy Provincial Secretary East, Jaya Samuka assured the audience of government’s concern and continued support for the development of their Community.
The Deputy Director of Education East, John Amara Swaray also expressed gratitude to government and NaCSA for implementing government policy in the area of education.
He assured all of the Ministry’s fullest support to the School. He admonished parents to send their children to School and also called on the authorities to make bye laws in their areas which would protect the girl child from becoming dropouts, as education is the key to success.
The Regional Coordinator of NaCSA, Moses Gboma disclosed that NaCSA is only there to build the School and hand it over to the education sector. He said the development of the School depends on the Community and advised them to made good use of the structure and the furniture.
Meaningful contributions were made by the Project Manager Thomas Kallon and the Village Development Chairman, Jusu Massaquoi. The cutting of the tape climaxed the ceremony.