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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

LIBERIA: MARYLAND CHIEFS, ELDERS COMMIT TO PRES. WEAH’S RE-ELECTION BID

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PLEEBO – Ahead of the October10 presidential and legislative polls, Liberian President George Weah’s support for his reelection is continuing to attract citizens of Maryland County.

Despite facing opposition’s negative criticisms, President Weah’s popularity remains strong in the southeastern county of Maryland.

The latest event was a jam-packed endorsement ceremony on Friday, August 25, at the Sedeken Town Hall where hundreds of Marylanders expressed confidence in President Weah, pointing to his efforts towards infrastructural development in the county.

Citing the enactment of the Local Government Act and the Land Rights Act, among others, as evidences of bringing power to the people, Pleebo Sodoken Statutory District Superintendent Aloysius Williams vowed that “we will vote President Weah and all CDC candidates into office.”

Several speakers of the Traditional Chiefs and Elders Council appreciated the president’s commitment to feeder road construction project which, they said, have improved connectivity between various towns and villages in Maryland County.

“We want to tell you that we have concluded to take President Weah’s reelection message from one town to another,” Acting Chairman of the Maryland County Traditional Chiefs Council told the gathering.

Weah’s administration has also prioritized the renovation and refurbishment of schools and healthcare facilities in the county, winning him support from various sectors, the chiefs said.

“Under the World Bank’s IRISES Grant initiative, about six senior secondary public schools (Cape Palmas High School, John Hillary Tubman High School, Pleebo High, New Pleebo High School, Karloken Community High School and Glofaken High School) have undergone major renovation, while three additional annexes are expected to be completed shortly in Barriken, Boniken and Glofaken.

Several primary and other schools have been constructed by Street Child and other partners to enhance the infrastructural needs of the education sector.

“As we speak, the Technical and Vocational Annex of the Cape Palmas High School is about 98℅ completed,” Maryland County Acting Education Officer, James Gbueh Wilson, told the Liberia News Agency in an interview.

Furthermore, the president’s promises to continue investing in agriculture, job creation, and youth empowerment have resonated with Marylanders as they recognize the importance of these initiatives for the economic growth and welfare of their country.

According to them, President Weah’s Pro-poor Agenda aligns with their wishes of reducing poverty and improving the standard of living for the people in Maryland County.

They believe that his leadership style and vision for the country will continue to bring progress and development to the county.

The citizens, majority of whom were traditional leaders, also expressed confidence in President Weah’s ability to address the challenges that have been facing the country, such as the lack of employment opportunities and the need for improved social services.

“If Weah wants to end the good work he started, we will support him in all directions and at every level,” Clan Chief Joseph Williams pointed out. LINA

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