By Alex Yomah
Amidst the formation of multiple opposition political parties to oust President George Weah following his first term, he is imploring Liberians to give him additional six years to complete his developmental drive for Liberia.
The Liberian leader made the plead in Margibi County where he began the third leg of his citizens’ engagement tour across the country on Monday when he reiterated that no Liberian President has ever achieved what he and his CDC-led Government has achieved within three years as President of Liberia.
He encouraged the educated class of the country to match their education with practical actions towards the development of the country.
In his first three years, the Liberian leader bragged of constructing roads along major highways and feeder roads, paying tuition at public universities coupled with the digitization of the University of Liberia (e-learning), connecting major cities with solar lights in addition to providing electricity, building homes for healthcare workers and the construction of Pro-poor housing units for ordinary Liberians, among other developments.
“We have lots of ongoing development projects that will not end within our first six years. We therefore seek your support for another six years to enable us complete our projects; national development is not an event but a process. But thank God for the cooperation we have with the leadership of the county. We can only succeed with united efforts,” he said.
He said it is saddened and disheartening to see a country like Liberia that has existed for 173 years yet it is still in deplorable state citing Sass Town, in Grand Kru County as a classic example that is yet to have a single solar light.
“You elected us to build your institutions and we are building your instructions; we are building your roads and as you can see, developments are everywhere,” Weah said.
As usual, President Weah and his entourage received a rousing welcome into Margibi County by the county legislative caucus, elders, youths and women groups at which time tons of petitions were presented by youths, women including the Disabled Community with separate demands.
In response, Weah promised to build 100 housing units for healthcare workers, addressed the plights presented by the Disabled Community by giving the US$ 24,000; 10 motorbikes and a jeep was also presented to the chiefs and elders of the county thereby promising to extend the Pro-poor Housing units program to Margibi to take low income earners from the present poor dwelling places to modern ones.
While In Margibi, Weah held a town hall meeting with the residents in which he appreciated them for electing him as President stating, “I should have returned a year ago but the process was stalled due to the coronavirus. Our visit here now is intended to appreciate you for electing us.”
According to the Liberian leader, during the election, his opponents said he just left the football pitch and that he knew nothing, but despite the sustained criticism, “You voted me as your President and I am building your roads. We are building your roads because we believe if your roads are built, our agriculture will grow.”
The President has dedicated the Lango Nippy High School renovated by his government in line with the education sector’s revitalization process as enshrined in the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).
President Weah informed citizens of Margibi that the current challenges Liberia is faced with are not new but have come a long way. He however assured the citizens that the PAPD is positively affecting the entire country.
While, in Weala, few miles from Kakata, President Weah shared a message of hope and renewal with citizens, assuring them that he would do everything possible to reciprocate the confidence they reposed in him with practical developmental initiatives as he endeavors to provide for the residents as they wish.
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