Tubmanburg, Bomi County: What was supposed to be a “thank you tour” targeting millions of rural Liberians by President George Manneh Weah for his overwhelming electoral victory in 2017 has in effect turned into the practical distribution and decentralization of socioeconomic development to counties, districts, and towns across the country.
With hundreds of projects dedicated and commissioned and thousands of development pledges take tangible shape in Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Maryland, and Grand Kru as a result of the president’s visit to those counties last month, Bomi County is getting her share.
As of this release, young people were seen planting hundreds of light poles connecting the solar electrification of Tubmanburg City, the first meaningful street lights to that part of Liberia in history. President Weah also planted seedlings of trees not just as a commitment to his philosophy of “tree is life” but also as a way of leading by example in the fight against climate change.
Also while in Tubmanburg, the President dedicated the newly built modern office complex of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP). The multipurpose regional office complex will serve NASSCORP’s clients and beneficiaries in Bomi, Gbarpolu, and Grand Cape Mount Counties as well as provides banking (SIB) services to the populace.
President Weah also broke ground for the construction of 200 pro-poor housing units in Bomi County.
The NASSCORP office building is a commitment to serving all clients and beneficiaries, the President noted, adding that it will save faraway citizens time, energy, and other resources in getting to Monrovia to transact their activities.
“Please make maximum use of this facility,” he cautioned the rural people.
Upon arrival in Bomi Monday, the president got swarmed up by citizens who congratulated him on his massive transformation strides since his ascendency. They voiced out challenges plaguing their communities and called on the president to intervene.
Immediately, the president received the requests, promising his government’s commitment to making rural Liberians and their communities equal beneficiaries of the nation’s resources.