In spite of the Ebola menace that forbids gathering of large crowds, residents of Yarwin Mehnsonon District in Nimba County, over the weekend, converged in their numbers at the home of Mr. Peter S. Doekpar on Duport Road, outside Monrovia, where they inducted into office their interim leadership.
One the prominent sons of the district, the director of secretariat at the Land Commission (LC), MacArthur Paybayee, was thrilled by such a gathering, which was under the canopy of Mehnsonon Seletorwaa Development Association (MSDA). Seletorwaa is a Mano word that means “Struggling for our land in the name of development.”
Mr. Paybayee, in his keynote address prior to the induction ceremony, challenged the elected officers and other residents of the district to forge together in unity to achieve their development objectives.
Mr. Paybayee said unity was necessary, particularly during this time when the Yarwin Mehnsonon District and most of its educated sons and daughters were lagging behind in development.
Mr. Paybayee wants the educated ones to translate their academic achievement into development-oriented projects, because they all are obliged to work for the improvement of the district.
In her brief induction remark, former Nimba County Superintendent Edith Gongloe Weh admonished the MSDA interim leadership to follow Mr. Paybayee’s by bringing the inhabitants together despite the Ebola spread. If they did this, then all other good and wholesome things would follow.
Those inducted into office were, Columbus G. Dorliae, president, Erickson H. Kpontu, 1st vice president, Marshall Goinleh, 2nd vice president
A member of the board of directors, Migbeh S. Gbarto-Dor, said the organization was founded in the 80s on the principle of love and unity among residents of the district for developmental purposes.
The ceremony, which was climaxed with a fund raising rally, was attended by several high profile citizens who hail from Yarwin Mehnsonson. They included former Solicitor-general, Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe, the managing partner of TIALA Law and Associates, Cllr. Yarmie Quiqui-Gbeisay, Sr., lawmaker from the district, Rep. R. Mantenokay Tingban and two former superintendents of the county, Atty. S. Yarlor Saywon, and Mrs. Edith Gongloe Weh.