As Nimba citizens jubilantly receive President Weah and entourage
Nimba County is set to benefit more development packages from the CDC-led Government of President George Manneh Weah within the last three years of his constitutional tenure.
In a town hall meeting with the citizens of Ganta on the first day of his touring visit in Nimba, the President approved the construction of a modern Ganta City Hall, broke ground for the construction of modern Sanniquellie Health center, the construction of a mini hydro electricity plant in Gbedin as well as the electrification of Bahn and among others.
Last year, the Ganta City Authority began the city hall project in the old barracks where the UNMIL Bangladeshi Peacekeepers were based.
The current Sanniquellie Hospital is situated near the railroad, and while locomotives are moving the staff and patients are disturbed.
During the kickoff of the 2019 National County Meet in Nimba, President Weah expressed the need for the construction of the Sanniquellie Hospital and asked the citizens to identify land for the relocation of the hospital.
The Gbedin Hydro Project adds to the hospital and market projects, but had long been earmarked by UNIDO years back.
Representative Jeremiah Kpan Koung, in reaction to the promise for this mini-hydro, said if constructed, it will provide about 12.5 Kilowatt electricity, and it will cost is about US$16 million to implement.
President Weah, who was gladly received by the citizens as he and his entourage arrived in Nimba, thanked them for reposing in him the trust by electing him for the leadership of the country.
He also lauded the citizens for maintaining the peace, adding, “Let’s maintain the peace to enjoy more developments across the country.”
President Weah urged the citizens to be patient, stating that it takes resources, procedures and energy to carry out development.
“We are looking at basic necessities including roads, food, and light, and we are doing everything possible to ensure that these needs are met,” he said.
Upon his arrival, President Weah a brief stop in Chicken Village along the Ganta – Monrovia highway where construction of the 100 housing units is ongoing, and visited the Liberia International Christian College’s Agriculture Department to see the food processing and nutrition component of the college.
Seven members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus, including Senator Prince Johnson, District #1 Representative Jeremaih Koung, District #3 Rep. Joseph Sonwabi, District #7’s Roger S. W. Y. Domah, District #2’s Prince Tokpah, District #8’s Larry P. Younquoi and District #’s Johnson Gwaikolo welcomed and accompanied the President respectively.