Vice President Joseph N. Boakai Has Commended Mrs. Mary Kpoto For Following The Foot Prints Of Her Late Husband

Thursday, 29th December 2011
Vice President Joseph N. Boika cuts the rubin of the newly constructed guest house.
Vice President Joseph N. Boika cuts the rubin of the newly constructed guest house.
Photo Credit: Office of the Vice President

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has commended Mrs. Mary Kpoto for following the footprints of her late husband, former Lofa County Senator Keikura B. Kpoto.

“Mr. Kpoto was a man who always wanted to do great things,” Vice President Boakai said in Kolba City, Kolahun District, at the weekend during the dedication of a ten-bedroom Palace Hotel constructed in memory of the late Senator Kpoto. He observed that by constructing a modern guest house in Kolba City, Mrs. Kpoto has made Kolahun District and Lofa County  proud, noting, “For the past years, it has been said that Kolahun could not play host to guests visiting the district, but today it has taken a great lady, someone with the vision and the commitment, to build a modern guest house here in Kolahun that will provide travelers and strangers an opportunity to stop and spend a night or two in Kolba City, Kolahun District.”

He said Lofa County has produced many highly educated and eminent citizens who should begin to demonstrate commitment to their county by beginning to look back to invest in their home county.

The Liberian Vice President said he was particularly proud that Lofa County now has a Community College, and that Vahun will shortly be connected by road to other parts of the county. “I am also pleased that with the cooperation of all citizens of Lofa , the July 26, 2011,  Independence Anniversary was successfully celebrated,” he said, adding, “Today  we can have a united Lofa, despite the recent conflict.” He added that he was particularly happy that a majority of Lofians voted for the Government in the just ended general and presidential elections.            

Speaking earlier, the proprietress of the newly dedicated Palace Hotel, Mrs. Kpoto, said the death of her husband was a great blow to her and the family, but she noted that with the help of many true friends and extended family members, God has continued to sustain them.  She said that in consultation with the family on how to keep the legacy of this great son of Lofa and Liberia, they decided, amongst other things, to establish a ten-bedroom hotel to serve as a home away from home for travelers from all parts of the country and outside of the country visiting the district. Mrs. Kpoto said she was honored by the presence, at the dedicatory ceremony, of Vice President Boakai who she described as one for the greatest sons of the county.

Also speaking at the program, the Mayor of Kolba City, Mr. Martin M. Gboyo, thanked the County Superintendent and the leadership for empowering them to provide the land to Mrs. Kpoto for the project. Thed Mayor also used the occasion to call on other citizens of Kolahun District living in Monrovia and other parts of the country to come and join Mrs. Kpoto and others in the development of their district. 

In a related development, Vice President Boakai at the weekend broke ground for the construction of a multi-purpose building funded by the Government of Liberia for use by the St. Cyprian & St. Augustine Episcopal Jr.& Sr. High School in Bolahun town, Wanwoma Clan, Lofa County. The building, when completed, will include a reading library, science and computer labs, among other facilities.

Meanwhile Vice President Boakai, on Christmas Day, hosted a party for the children of Foya City, Lofa County.