Sierra Leonean Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh has commended Liberian women for their role they played in his country’s 2012 general and presidential elections which his party, the All People Party (APP), won.
He said it was during those;l elections that Liberian women, under the banner of “Eminent Women of Liberia,” worked tirelessly in what he remembered as “The Situation Room”, alongside other international observers and declared the elections free, fair and transparent.
VP Foh made the statement Friday at the Monrovia City Hall when the Monrovia City Council hosted a luncheon in his honor.
Prior to the luncheon, Monrovia City Mayor, Clara Doe Mvogo, welcomed VP Foh and his entourage to a rousing ceremony which brought together the Ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and other high eminent women, among them Mother Mary Brownell.
The Sierra Leonean Vice President reassured Liberians that Sierra Leone will continue to work with Liberia for the development of the Mano River Union (MRU), the sub-region which is endowed with natural resources and opportunities that could spur improvement in the standard of living for its people.
He then extended an invitation to the Liberian women to Sierra Leone so that the government can officially appreciate them for working with other international electoral observers, during that country’s presidential, parliamentary and local council elections.
Meanwhile, VP Foh has announced that the road connecting his country to Liberia via Bo-Waterside is to be paved in the coming years to enhance trade and commerce between the two sisterly countries.
According to him, Sierra Leone President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has already signed the contract for the pavement of the rural road beginning from Bo through Kenema to Bo-Waterside Bridge, connecting the two countries, and said the project would take effect “very soon.”
He said the project is to help marketers in the both countries to easily transport their goods and services.