Vice President Boakai Calls On Liberians To Unite for Development

Thursday, 27th March 2008
Kolahun, Lofa County - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai now on a week-long tour of Lofa County, is calling for unity among Liberians to ensure speedy development of their country.

He said it takes a united people to marshal and mobilize a country’s resources to develop it.

Vice President Boakai made the call Tuesday during a reception held in his honor at the newly constructed Women’s Center in Zorzor, Lofa County. The reception was followed by the dedication of the Magisterial Court built by the Government of Liberia and a market building constructed with funding under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s initiative.

The Liberian Vice President noted that without unity, development was impossible, adding “unity is the foundation for development”.

Vice President Boakai commended citizens of Lofa County for the cooperation they have accorded the Unity Party-led Government since it came to power, and hoped they would continue to work in the interest of their common patrimony.
Also speaking at the ceremony, Lofa County Senior Senator, Mr. Sumo Kupee emphasized the need for unity among Liberians.

“The election is now over. Now we are all members of one party, the Republic of Liberia. We should put Liberia first in everything we do,” said Senator Kupee, a member of the Liberia Action Party.

The Representative of District Number Four in Lofa County, Representative Moses S. Kollie who also graced the occasion used the occasion to call for speedy investigation into the mysterious deaths of a police officer and a 13 year-old boy in Zorzor District nearly two years ago.

He said it was a travesty of justice that the case is yet to be investigated by the Country’s legal system.

For his part, the Superintendent of Lofa County, Mr, Galakpai Kortimai hoped that the construction of the magisterial court would ensure speedy dispensation of justice in Zorzor District.

On Monday, Vice President Boakai visited Salayea District and dedicated the Glen Elementary School and inspected the Gorlu Market building which President Sirleaf dedicated during her recent visit to the district.

On Tuesday, Vice President Boakai also visited the border town of Yeala to dedicate a market building constructed by LACE  as well as get a first-hand impression of life in the town which borders Guinea.

The Vice President Wednesday dedicated the Gender Ministry and LRRRC regional offices in Voinjama and toured the refurbished Tellewoyan Hospital and the Voinjama Multilateral High School now under renovation by the international NGO, Peace Winds Japan, with funding from the Japanese government.