By Mark S. Dahn: Nimba Correspondent
The Superintendent of Nimba, Nelson Korquoi has expressed heartfelt gratitude to President George M. Weah for affording him the opportunity to serve as superintendent of the county.
Supt. Korquoi at the same time extolled the president for the initiation of many development projects, particularly in Nimba.
President Weah recently broke ground for phase one of the Ganta-Zwedru road corridor construction project in Ganta.
In addition, the Liberian leader also dedicated the market building in Deakehmein Community in Ganta to help alleviate some of the many constraints marketers in Ganta undergo while transacting their commodities.
Even though the marketers for whom the facilities were constructed are yet to make use of the opportunity, but the Superintendent thinks the project is a blessing for Nimbaians.
He also used the opportunity to remind the president that Nimbaians will always remember him for his several contributions to the county.
He explained: “We want to say to you Mr. President, thank you; the people of Nimba have not forgotten about you. The messages are clear and the people are listening to you.”
Supt. Korquoi, was early last year nominated by President Weah and confirmed by the Liberian Senate to serve as Superintendent of the county, replacing two times Superintendent David Dorr Cooper.
His appointment was however, greeted with mixed reactions from the public with some questioning his ability to effectively govern the county
In the same vein, the superintendent has appreciated the people of Nimba for the level of support to the county administration.
He lauded civil society and advocacy organizations, and individuals who he said continue to prevail on the leadership of the county to make sure the right things are done.
The superintendent’s assertions were contained in his “end of the year” message to the citizens recently.
He continued: “We want to take this time to thank all of our citizens for their support.”
He commended all civil society actors for their persistent criticism which he said is making them stronger to serve their people.
According to him, the county administration, under his stewardship has no pleasure in dictating to the citizens, but rather to provide adequate leadership that is geared towards moving the county forward to improve the lives of the citizenry.
“We have not come to dictate to our people, all of what you been saying we will take it in to make progress on it,” he said.
Korquoi prayed for the spirit of oneness to be developed between both the county administration and citizens for the forward movement of Nimba.
The supt. hopes that Nimbaians will keep showing support to the development platform of the county, while reminding them that the county’s development is solely the responsibility of everyone.
Korquoi urged his citizens to let go everything of the past, use their time and energy on things of interest to the land.
Accountability of the county’s resources under his watch, he said will be his top priority for as long as he remains head of Nimba.
Though he holds such vision, but since the start of his administration, the superintendent has been under intense criticism for his alleged corrupt nature.
The dubious sale of the County’s scrap metals, and possession of LRD500, 000.00 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports single-handedly intended for the county from last year’s National County Sports meet is one of his alleged corrupt practices being captured by his critics.
Ensuring unity among Nimbaians was paramount while recording his team’s gains for 2020.
Commenting further, Korquoi said he possesses all the necessary skills to lead the county, adding that he only needs the citizens’ cooperation