Ahead of this year’s July 26 Independence Anniversary President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrived in Greenville, Sinoe County on Wednesday at the start of a four-day visit to the southeastern counties to inspect development projects expected to be dedicated during the celebrations there.
President Sirleaf, who set out from Monrovia early Wednesday, will also visit Grand Kru County, the Co-host of the 168th Independence Anniversary.
The visit, according to a government release from the Executive Mansion, is intended to meet with the leadership of the two counties co-hosting this year’s celebrations.
President Sirleaf made her usual stops along the way to Greenville and interacted with the citizens, especially students, who lined the route to welcome her and wave at her convoy.
She also had an opportunity to inspect work in progress on the Rivercess–Sinoe road that is being rehabilitated by a Liberian-owned firm, and the Engineering Company of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).
In Nyefour Town, President Sirleaf received the traditional kola nuts and was officially welcomed to Sinoe County by Superintendent Romeo Quiah, elders, traditional leaders and youth.
Upon her arrival in Greenville, President Sirleaf visited the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court building, one of the projects expected to be officially dedicate. She also toured the presidential guest house and the J. Dominic Bing City Hall that are being renovated for the celebrations.
The President then left Greenville for Barclayville, capital of Grand Kru County, in continuation of her tour.
Last year, similar celebration that was earlier scheduled to take place at the same venues was cancelled due to the Ebola outbreak.
To add to the Ebola woe, road network in the south-east, which also caused some of the projects in those counties to be completed on time, had remained dilapidated up to date. However, thanks to the Engineering Company of the AFL that is collaborating with engineers from the Ministry of Public Works to repair some portions of the hard-to-travel parts of the road including reconditioning of breaches.