Vice President Boakai Concerned About Liberian Cities

Thursday, 24th July 2008
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has observed that most settlements referred to as cities in Liberia lack the facilities that cities should have.

He however expressed satisfaction that Kakata, the venue of this year’s independence day celebration is taking on the true status of a city, with well laid out streets and water and electrical facilities.

Vice President Boakai made the observation Wednesday in Kakata when he dedicated the Kakata City Hall and broke grounds for the construction of the Science and Technology Complex at the Booker Washington Institute (BWI).

The Liberian Vice President said the Unity Party-led government was committed to seeing development takes place in all parts of Liberia, noting that it was a blessing that the country has a farsighted president.

“This is just the beginning of what is going to happen to this country,” Vice President Boakai told residents of Kakata who had gathered to witness the dedicated and ground breaking programs, adding that the Unity Party-led government was committed to pursuing any activity that would improve the quality of life of Liberians.

In remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony Deputy Education Minister Hawa Goll -Kotchi described BWI as one of Liberia’s success stories in the field of education.

Madam Goll-Kotchi who represented Education Minister Dr. Alfred Korto who chairs the Board of  BWI, said construction of the science and technology complex  will be first step in raising the level of the school.