President Sirleaf Visits Fuamah in Bong County

Monday, 30th April 2007
President Sirleaf in Bong Mines.
President Sirleaf in Bong Mines.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson/Executive Mansion

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on the people of Fuamah District to unite in order to achieve development in the area. The President expressed appreciation for the support she received from the people of Fuamah during the 2005 Presidential elections.
The Liberian Leader spoke on Sunday in Haindii, Fuamah District, Bong County, where she was given a rousing welcome by the citizens of the county during a one day working visit.

The President expressed support to improving their livelihood, adding that her government will ensure that enough seed rice is provided to the residents. The President frowned on the recent killing of a young child in the area and emphasized that the perpetuators would not go with impunity. The Liberian leader also frowned on the violent acts recently perpetuated by some residents in Bong Mines and advised the people to refrain from taking the law in to their hands.

On education, the President informed the residents that government sees school enrollment for children as compulsory and remains committed to the principle. The President promised the residents the construction of a bridge over the St. Paul River to link Bong to Gbarpolu County.

Earlier, the people of the District presented a position statement to the President in which they called for the construction of a bridge across the St. Paul River and road reconstruction in the District. The women of the district also appealed to President Johnson Sirleaf to construct a market and a night school to enable them gain an education.

President Johnson Sirleaf and entourage also toured the Bong Mines Hospital as well as Bong Mines. Also present at the ceremony were members of the Bong County Legislative Caucus and Bong County Superintendent Rannie Jackson.