President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has dedicated the Saclepea City Hall named ‘Ellen Johnson Sirleaf City Hall’ in Saclepea City, Nimba County.
“We are here to say thank you for helping to keep the peace. I want to commend you, especially the private sector and citizens, for what you have done all these years,” she told jubilant citizens of Saclepea.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the statement in Saclepea, Nimba County, on Monday, February 20, when she cut the ribbon to a modern City Hall. “Thanks to all of you; it takes someone with courage to do the right thing like you have done. Thank you for keeping the peace and for what you have individually and collectively done in your various activities, be it farming, business, school, among others. The future of Liberia is bright and you can be what you want to be if you work for it,” she said.
President Sirleaf said the dedication of Saclepea City Hall is a clear demonstration that the people of Nimba County are hard-working and committed people. She urged them to maintain the City Hall and keep it clean for the purpose intended.
She pointed out that the opening of the City Hall marks a major transition to a new governance approach aimed at making citizens comfortable. “With the opening of this Hall, it is now clear that what you see going on in Nimba shows development that must be commended,” President Sirleaf said.
The President thanked the citizens and residents for helping to maintain 11 years of uninterrupted peace through their various activities. She said whenever she moves around and sees agricultural activities, it shows that Liberia’s future is bright.
Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has recommended twins who are suffering from some form of deformity to be taken to the J. F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia for medical checkup and treatment. The two kids are Martha Wenday and Laykarnue Wenday of Vaye Graie.
She reassured Liberians that she is of the conviction that there will be a successful election come October. “I do believe we will have a successful election. I believe the Liberian people do not want anyone to disturb the 11 years of peace that we have enjoyed so, be a part of the ongoing voter registration process.”
For her part, Marie Yeleyon, Mayor of Saclepea, praised President Sirleaf for the visit, and especially the construction of several development projects including a market building, the provision of electricity, roads, among others. She said she was particularly grateful to President Sirleaf for giving voice to and for promoting women’s issues, adding: “We do not have anything to give you but to say thank you for all you have done for Nimba in particular and Liberia in general.”
The head of Nimba County Legislative Caucus, Senator Thomas Grupee, in his remarks extolled President Sirleaf for the numerous development initiatives that have taken place in Nimba County, something he said was worth commending. “We owe you a debt of gratitude; you have done exceptionally well for which we are grateful for your leadership,” he said.
Senator Grupee acknowledged with appreciation the number of “Nimbaians” that are working in the Sirleaf-led administration ranging from Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and Assistant Ministers to Directors.
He further named the pavement of the road from Red-Light to the Ganta – Guinea border, Jackson F. Doe Hospital, among others. Sen. Grupee said Nimba will never forget what President Sirleaf has done for the county.
He further said the Legislative Caucus of Nimba is working together in spite of some disagreements over county-related issues, which he referred to as normal in any civilized society.