Promises more for district if Boakai wins
Montserrado Electoral District #3 representative-elect, Ceebee C. D. Barshell, has presented to the residents a package to appreciate them for electing him at the October 10 poll.
Barshell, who bested 15 other contenders, including the outgoing representative, Bill Twehway, made available to the district leadership five cows and 337 (25kg) bags of rice for a jamboree in appreciation of his preferment to the district’s legislative seat.
Mr. Barshell told the Daily Observer in a recent exclusive interview that he decided to appreciate his people so that the will hold together under the umbrella of peace and unity.
He said that the rice and cows are for residents in the 11 communities in the district, adding, “all that I have to offer will not only be for those who voted for me, but others who also exercised their franchise whether for me or any of my opponents. Those who voted for me and those that voted for my brothers and sisters, who along with me were vying for the same seat in a bid to better the living conditions of our people through developmental programs are all my friends. We are not enemies, therefore, I welcome all of them so we can share with each other and have fun together by eating what I have provided in appreciation for the vote,” Barshell told the gathering to a round of applause.
In addition to the rice, Barshell also presented L$337,230 for the soup kind. He then gave two of the cows and 137 bags of the rice to the district leadership.
Barshell meanwhile promised to present similar items including three cows and L$137,000 following the end of the pending run-off election in appreciation for those that would vote for Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and his running mate James Emmanuel Nuquay.
“I am campaigning along with my supporters and others who believe in a good leadership to see to it that Boakai becomes our next president, but all is in the hands of the voters. If they should choose him over his opponent, the decision should be based on his maturity, preparedness and independence from many influences, because I feel our country will have a lot to benefit should Boakai win,” he said.
The representative-elect is an education entrepreneur — the proprietor of the Barshell University, and the Barshell Elementary, Junior and Senior High School.
He has given a 50 percent tuition waiver to all students attending his grade school and is providing 4000 scholarships to students at the Barshell University, and 3000 other scholarships to students attending the General Auto Driving Academy (GADA) as well as two vehicles to do their practical.
“I am giving out additional 4513 scholarships to students attending the Barshell University in honor of VP Boakai, who heads our Unity Party ticket,” he said.
The general chairman of the district, Patrick Gayflor hailed Barshell for the gesture and his resolve to work in the best interest of the district.