Ganta- Citizens of Nimba county, went in complete joy and happiness when president George Weah arrived in the commercial city of Ganta on Monday.
Thousands of Nimbaians stood along the roadside in total excitement to welcome to the county, their president, whom many of them see as one of their kinsmen.
Young and old people converged at different locations to have a glimpse of the president.
Different groups stood with messages of love and appreciation as well. Some of the groups are; ‘Old Timers Women Organisation of Ganta,’ Five for ‘Five market’ as well as student groups. Even Mask dancers, commonly referred to as ‘Gio devil” did not want to leave out of the entire program.
As one person said, the mask dancer that was earlier invited to perform at a traditional marriage outside of Ganta, snubbed the event, with his assistant saying; “you talking about president coming here, then you calling us go to one tight corner side wedding? This is an opportunity for my Gio Devil to show himself to the president.”
President Weah was greeted by the Nimba Legislative Caucus, citizens and later taken on tour.
The president later visited a School; an institution which produces Chocolate-
The Liberian International Christian School. Students at this institution produced chocolate, jam, juice and others. President Weah said he was impressed to see students in that part of the country to come out with such great work. More to that, the students are using solar dryer to dry fruits and vegetables.
The school was founded in 2012 to superficially carry out agricultural related programs in the county. Since then, it has attracted several students from other parts of the country.
Courses offered are in line with the University of Maryland, USA global agriculture framework. As part of the learning process, they carry out video learning and chatting on a weekly basis with their colleagues in the USA.
The president is expected to visit other cities in Nimba like; Saclapea, Bahn, Graye, Tappita and climax it in Gbi and Dorru.