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PIOM Official Says Merited Education Key To Capacity Building
By Chris Nyenapee, LINA Grand Gedeh County Correspondent
ZWEDRU, June 7 (LINA) –The Corporate Affairs Manager of the Putu Iron Ore Mining (PIOM) company in Grand Gedeh County, S.M. Bangoura, has said merit in the educational system is a cornerstone for capacity building for national development.
She made the assertion during the formal signing of two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) between PIOM and two educational institutions for scholarship grants and vegetable production in Grand Gedeh County.
She assured the institutions of her company’s full cooperation in manpower development and urged beneficiaries to take full advantage of the opportunity for future growth.
Under the MOUs, 40 students from four private high schools: Bishop Juwle, R.B. Richardson High school, Mike Tuleh Wilson High school and Nixon Garlo Lutheran High school will benefit from scholarships, while the Center for Women Agriculture Project (CWAP) will undertake vegetable production for the first six months.
Rev. Dr. Shelton J. Seidi, William Gaye, Shadrach Teah and Rev. Zackpa Glay Dweh signed for their respective schools, while Madame Felecia Kalaji signed on behalf of CWAP.
The occasion was witnessed by Superintendent Peter Solo, district commissioners, chiefs and representatives of civil society groups amongst others.
In remarks after the signing of the MOU, Superintendent Solo extolled the management of PIOM for its continuous support to the county’s development initiatives.