“UP Government Committed to Bring Hope to All Liberians,” VP Boakai Declares

Thursday, 12th January 2012

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai Sr. has assured Liberians of the Unity Party-led Government’s commitment to bringing hope to all parts of the country.

He said the re-election of the Unity Party for another six-year was no mistake, because the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led Government has a passion to improve the living standards of all Liberians, irrespective of tribe or region.

The Vice President spoke on Sunday, January 8, when he was honored and gowned, along with Junior Senator-elect George Tengbe and Representatives-elect Clarence Massaquoi and Mariamu B. Fofana of Lofa County, by the Tubungasue United Development Association (TUDA) for the critical roles they played in the development of the town located on the border with neighboring Guinea.

The honoring ceremony was held at the Hosanna Free Pentecostal Church located in the AFL Military Barracks in 72nd, Paynesville.

Vice President Boakai who is said to have lobbied for the construction of a 16-bedroom clinic and school in this remotest part of Voinjama District, assured citizens of Tubungasue that what he did for them is just the beginning, not the end, noting “We have more to do for Tubungasue.” He thanked citizens of the town for the support they gave the Unity Party during the 2011 elections, and pledged to work with them to transform their lives.

In separate remarks, Lofa County Junior Senator-elect Tengbe and Representative-elect Massaquoi pledged to continue to work for the improvement of the lives of the people of Lofa. Both in-coming lawmakers stressed reconciliation as one of the major challenges confronting Lofa County.

Senator Tengbe called on Pastors and Imams to take the lead in reconciling the people of Lofa, noting: “if we are united we can easily develop our county.”  He pledged to lobby for the construction of roads to ensure speedy development of the county. “No village or town in Lofa County will be forgotten,” He assured.

For his part Representative-elect Massaquoi challenged youths of the county to inculcate the virtues of “honesty and respect” for which Lofians are noted. He pledged to build peace between the people of Tubungasue and Lawalazue Towns who have been at loggerheads since a youth of Tubungasue mysteriously got missing on the highway, between the two towns.

In his sermon earlier, the Senior Pastor of the Hosanna Free Pentecostal Church, Rev A. Fayia Kanteh challenged Liberians, in positions of trust, to use their influences to improve their country.

“God allows you to live because He wants you to fight against the ills of the day: combat armed robbery; restore hope to the hopeless. You are alive because God wants you to be your brother’s keeper; to combat corruption which is not only found in government, but in society at large, including the market place. You are in the right place to fight tribalism and other ills that retard development,” Rev. Kanteh said.

The President of the Tubungasue Development Association, William S. Willie said they were honoring Vice President Boakai because he is a “symbol of pride in the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led Government” which, he noted, has proven to be a government of the people.

Mr. William said the gesture is also an indication of the people of Tubungasue’s willingness to work with the Government of Liberia to transform their town, which he described as a “once forgotten locality.”