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Grand Bassa bestows honor, build monument for Ellen

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File: President Sirleaf chats with Grand Bassa County Superintendent J. Levi Demmey during last visit.
File: President Sirleaf chats with Grand Bassa County Superintendent J. Levi Demmey during last visit.

GRD. BASSA-LIBERIA-The people of Bassa have shown gratitude and appreciation to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf by erecting a monument of her for her contributions to the collective development efforts for a brighter future of Liberia.

The manifestation of a physical stature toweting the campus of the Grand Bassa County Community College (GBCC) according to the institution, is to honor President Sirleaf, for her commitment to education in the country.

Bestowing the honor upon Madam President, Grand Bassa County Senator, Yonblee Kangar-Lawrence, said: “The people of Grand Bassa County are grateful to you for given us the first community college in the county, though you forbid erecting and naming structure in your honor while you are still in office, we are constrained as a way to express our gratitude to you”. 

The unveiling of the Monument took place at the campus of the GBCC in Lower Buchanan, Wednesday June 10, 2017 as part of the President’s final lap on her nationwide “Thank you” tour before leaving office constitutionally, after  two terms.

President Sirleaf in her response said: “I thanked the people of Bassa, for the monument, honoring me and for recognizing my contribution, I’m pleased.”  

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf also praised the level of improvements at the college and assured the people of government’s commitment to assist the college.

Still on the Bassa visit, President Sirleaf earlier addressed chief and elders, women organizations, youth and citizens of the county Thursday morning, May 11, 2017, at the Buchanan City Hall, expressing gratitude to the citizens for their support given government under her administration enabling Liberians enjoy 11 years of peace.

The President  pointed out : “Despite numerous challenges, my government is also delighted to have made everyone part of the governance system of the country irrespective of political, religious, or ethnic affiliations.”

The Chief Executive of Liberia recognized the performance of young people of Grand Bassa County in government, especially women, and emphasized; “I’m especially pleased with your resilience in championing the cause of equality and equal opportunity.”

President gratifies over Rivercess Women

Recently President Sirleaf climaxed a one-day visit as part of her tour of Rivercess County, saying, “I can’t wait to make history in January 2018 by handing power over to another democratically elected government in Liberia.”

She told the people of Rivercess in Neezwin, that the political transition is one of the greatest things ever in the history of Liberia and that she is glad to be the one to do so. 

President Sirleaf arriving in Cestos City, River Cess County.

She admonished the people that the future of Liberia is bright as the foundation has being laid through collective efforts of the government and the citizens.

President Sirleaf paid tribute to rural women of River Cess for their agriculture productivity and called for more support for women empowerment, as her office promised to purchase a rice mill to enhance women agriculture initiatives.

Madam Sirleaf was also honored by the Rivercess Women Agriculture Organization for her astute leadership. “If President Sirleaf had not prioritized women empowerment, women would have still being languishing in the villages and would not have experienced inclusiveness in decision-making”.


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