— Breaks ground for Barclayville City pavement, kickoff solar lights planting
President George Weah has assured citizens of Grand Kru County as Head-of-State of providing the necessary development initiatives for the county and the citizenry.
President Weah who hails from Sasstown District in Grand Kru County said he does not want to be blamed for lack of development in the county.
“This place needs to be changed. Do not worry about what people will say about Grand Kru County. We cannot build Liberia and forget about Grand Kru because this is our time. As President, Barclayville, the Capitol of Grand Kru County will be built amid any form of murmuring from the other side,” President Weah said.
President Weah who broke ground for the pavement of Barclayville City ahead of the town hall meeting promised to fix the roads, provide loan for market women and build markets, stressing, “If my government will not do anything positive to be remembered, I will be remembered by every Liberian for paving the southeastern county corridors.”
The President also promised to build two mini stadiums in Grand Kru County with one built-in Barclayville City and another one in Sasstown, his home.
“We heard people say our roads are in deplorable form and continue to hamper business activities. As a government, we are fixing the roads from Ganta to Tappita, Tappita to Zwedru, and to the River Gee. You people can be assured that those roads will be paved. We believed that road connectivity in our country will enable our people to have access to agriculture activities and help to bring in developments to various counties,” President Weah said.
According to him, his failure to develop Grand Kru County will stigmatize anyone’s chance of contesting the Presidency. “This is why we have to work together to develop Liberia so that anyone from Grand Kru County wishing to be President can easily be elected.”
“Beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021, we have asked our partners to begin planting poles for the electrification of the county. We are providing the first 200 solar lights for our cities and it’s currently on the truck for the county. We will ensure that our villages, towns, and its environs have streetlights,” President Weah told citizens in Sasstown.
President Weah told citizens that the road connectivity project which should have begun from Grand Bassa to River Cess, Sinoe, and to Grand Kru counties will now begin from Grand Kru County.
He also told Grand Kru University Student Union not to worry anymore about financial aid as his administration will work in their interest, stating, “I am ready to shoulder your tuition fees and other financial obligations.”
President Weah has assured residents of Sasstown to build a radio station to be owned by the people of Sasstown, a request made by citizens during a town hall meeting in Sasstown.
President Weah’s County Tour is aimed at appreciating the citizens for reposing confidence in him and also listening to their plights. He also used the occasion to provide his administration’s three-year report.
During his report, the Liberian leader highlighted the pavement of roads in Montserrado County, provision of streetlights in Monrovia, free tuition of all public colleges and universities, construction of Pro-Poor housing units, free West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), and others.