Youths of at least seven communities and three islands in Chocolate City were elated on Wednesday, November 7, when Montserrado County District #13 Representative aspirant Edward Papay Flomo, alias Color Green, donated 20 sets of jerseys and 40 footballs. The donation, according to him, is valued at LD$640,000.
In a colorful program marking the endorsement of Mr. Flomo at the Chocolate City Turning Point Community, attended by hundreds of citizens, the 40 footballs and 20 sets of jerseys (shirts and shorts) were given for what he called “entertainment.”
Each community benefits four footballs and two sets of jerseys. His media coordinator, Winston Blyden, said the donation marked the 8th since the beginning of the by-election campaign.
During the program, the communities and islands dwellers pledged their ‘unflinching support’ and to vote number two (#2) on the ballot paper for Mr. Flomo for a better representation in the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature.
Flomo is an independent aspirant but is a staunch member of the Congress for Democratic Change. He served as one of the inner bodyguards of Mr. George M. Weah from 2005 to 2017.
The 3rd Vice Chairlady for Women and Children Affairs, Madam Kulu Doville, expressed her thanks and appreciation to Flomo for the rehabilitation of the Chocolate City Health Center and the repairing of the bridge linking Chocolate City to Iron Factory Community and other donations.
“Since you made us pleased, we too will make you pleased by voting for you,” Madam Doville said.
Speaking for the men, Elder James Duncan, the Acting Chairman of the Elder Council of Chocolate City, said for the time he has gotten in contact with Mr. Flomo, he has proven himself to be a man by “doing what he talked.”
He urged Mr. Flomo, if elected, to build a public senior high school to benefit the people living from Jamaica Road Bridge to the Supermarket Community.
The Youth Chairman, Mr. George Kamara, expressed his thanks and appreciation and said the donation will help the youth to be engage in activities.
Chairman Daniel H. Brownell, Sr. also thanked Mr. Flomo for his development initiatives undertaken within Chocolate City including the renovation of a ‘palava hut.’
“We do not have a police station in Chocolate City, we need the police here to help protect lives and property in our community,” Mr. Brownell said.
In response to the endorsement, Aspirant Flomo said the rehabilitation of roads, bridges, scholarship opportunities to over 150 students and microloans under these challenges and difficulties, is his way of showing his love for the sake of the people.
“I will not make development lazy. If l am elected, there will be more developments,” Mr. Flomo said. “If you identify the spot for the Police Station, tell me, so we will start now.”