Vice President Boakai Hails UN Mission in Liberia

Monday, 1st August 2011
Vice President Boakai with officers of the Pakistani Contingent of UNMIL in Voinjama, Lofa County.
Vice President Boakai with officers of the Pakistani Contingent of UNMIL in Voinjama, Lofa County.
Photo Credit: Office of the Vice President

Monrovia, Liberia - The Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N Boakai Sr., has hailed the United Nations Mission in Liberia for helping to sustain the peace and restore sanity to Liberia.

He said all that the Unity Party–led Government has achieved would not have been possible without the intervention of the UN Mission. 

Vice President Boakai made the commendation recently in Voinjama when he met with officers of the Pakistani Contingent of UNMIL shortly before departing for Monrovia.

 “Without you by our side, we would not have been able to achieve so much in so short a period. All Liberians are grateful to you and wish you all the best in your endeavors,” the Liberian Vice President emphasized.

The United Nations Mission in Liberia was deployed in Liberia in October 2003 to enforce the Accra Peace Accord and sustain the peace that saw the post-war country go to the polls in 2005.

Meanwhile, Vice President Boakai has commended the people of Kolahun District for the cooperation and support they continue to give the Unity Party-led Government.

“If you people did not agree to work together, the peace process in Lofa County would have failed,” he noted.

He challenged residents of the district who are engaged in cash-crop cultivation to rehabilitate their cocoa and coffee farms so that they will be financially empowered.

Vice President Boakai said he was proud of what the people of Kolahun District are doing to uplift themselves, and assured them of the Unity-Party-led Government’s commitment to improve their livelihood.

The Liberian Vice President disclosed that he has sought the support of the U.S based Samaritan’s Purse to build a technical vocational training center for youths of Kolahun, Foya and Vahun Districts.

He said this vocational center will be engaged in training carpenters, masons, plumbers, electricians and other technicians who are so much in demand in post-war Liberia.

The Liberian Vice President also assured the people of Kolahun that he would prevail on the Ministry of Public Works to let yellow machines that are now engaged in rehabilitating the highway from Gbarnga to Salayea, Zorzor, Voinjama, Kolahun and Foya, to build secondary roads in the area before returning to Monrovia.

Vice President Boakai also disclosed plans by the government to train and provide accommodation for rural teachers as well as build the Kolahun Hospital to standard to enable it compete with other major hospitals in the country.

Speaking earlier, Kolahun District Commissioner Morris Tamba observed that feeder roads in the district have not been motor able since the war, and called on the Government refurbish these roads.