President Sirleaf Ends South East Tour

Monday, 16th April 2007
Residents of River Gee County await President Sirleaf's arrival, despite the heavy downpour of rain.
Residents of River Gee County await President Sirleaf's arrival, despite the heavy downpour of rain.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has concluded a county-wide tour of South-eastern Liberia with visits to Grand Kru and Sinoe Counties.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the President, on Sunday, April 15, inspected construction work on a new administrative building in Barclayville. The President and party also inspected a newly constructed bridge linking Barclayville to Cestos City in Grand Kru.

At a welcoming program in Barclayville, attended by county officials including members of the Grand Kru Legislative Caucus, the President thanked the citizens of Grand Kru for the warm welcome and informed them that government was keen on rehabilitating the road network in the county. President Johnson Sirleaf said, the Ministry of Public Works is rehabilitating a number of roads in the county including a major road linking Barclayville to Pleebo.

The Ministry of Public Works has announced the arrival in the country of road maintenance equipment. Some of the equipment, the President said, would remain in the South-eastern region to respond to the high demand on road rehabilitation and maintenance in the area.

Meanwhile, the Liberian leader has launched the Sinoe Development & Trust Fund in Greenville Sinoe County. The President lauded the people of Sinoe for the initiative and committed the government as well as her personal contribution toward the Fund, intended to serve as an endowment toward the development initiatives of the Sinoe County.

President Johnson Sirleaf also toured the F. J. Grant Hospital and made a stop at a local market, assuring marketers of governmentís support in improving market sites throughout the country and enhancing their business potentials.

The President Saturday night held more than three hours of meeting with her Cabinet in Harper. The cabinet meeting, the first in recent history to held out of the capital, Monrovia, was dominated by discussions on the 2007/2008 draft national budget, as well security sector reform involving the Liberian National Police and Law enforcement.

The President and party returned to the capital, Monrovia Sunday evening.