SuehnMecca–President George Weah has told citizens of SuehnMecca district that he will do all in his power to effect developments in the place despite the failure of former past officials.
Speaking in a town hall meeting in Suehnmecca district, Bomi county, president Weah said it was sad that residents in the area did not have good roads and other social services.
SuehMecca is a district where president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president who ruled Liberia for 12 years hails from. The roads to the place are in a deplorable conditions.
The citizens said they do not have mobile network in the district. “There is no secret call in SuehnMecca due to the poor network connection in our respective communities”, Adam Johnson Koroma, acting youth chairman in the area said.
He added due to the lack of network , it is affecting the operations in the district.
He said it was impossible for their children to carry any research work in the absence of internet.
“Our children are good like those in Monrovia but the necessary things to help improve their learning is lacking as such, we call on you to assist us”, he appealed.
The poor network connectivity was experienced by president Weah when he visited the farm of Senator Edwin Snowe when he wanted to make urgent call. There was no network.
“I wanted to make an important call but I was unable to do so due to poor or unavailable network”, this is embarrassing as such there is a need for said issue to be addressed, President Weah added.
He said, his government would do all in its power to fix things and help the people of Bomi.
Bomi is noted for producing top government officials over the past years. For instance, during the regime of former president, Samuel K. Doe, the speaker of the house of Reprehensive Hon. Samuel Hills came from Bomi. Also, former speaker Alex Tyler during the regime of president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hails from Bomi. Not only that, but also, some of Charles Taylor’s relatives come from Bomi county.
The former president of Liberia and Africa’s first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf comes from Bomi. Her farm is within SuehnMecca district.
But the county lacks road connectivity, drinking water, poor health center among others.
After his speech, many residents in the district commended the president for his developmental ideas. The Sirleaf family later honored president Weah for his good level of work and also appointing the minister of Internal Affairs, Varney Sirleaf, who is related to former president Sirleaf.
“For us here today, we want to thank the president for telling us he will fix our road and see about network here. We are happy,” Oldman Kemokai said.
With all these, president Weah said, he would do all in his power to ensure that citizens have good roads and internet access.
Prior to going to SuehnMecca, president Weah planted a tree at the Forestry Training Institute and opened the newly constructed building of National Social Security and Welfare Corporation regional office in Tubmanburg in which he thanked the NASCORP family for putting up such development . Tuesday’s tour was his second day tour of his second leg of his nationwide tour which he started over a month ago but had to rest for few days.