Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf is calling on Liberians to forgo personal differences and work together for the improvement of Liberia’s agriculture sector.
Minister Sirleaf said recently that if Liberia is to move forward, there is a strong need for more attention to be given to the agriculture sector, adding that it is the most important thing in the world.
Minister Sirleaf narrates that his work will not only focus on coordinating the affairs of the Internal Affairs Ministry, but to also ensure that the necessary supports be given to the Agriculture Ministry for food productivity.
He told a cross section of citizens in Gbarnga that he will work with Agriculture Minister - designate Dr. Mogana Flomo, Jr., to ensure the implementation of plans for the agriculture sector.
Speaking about plans for the Internal Affairs Ministry, Minister Sirleaf said he will also ensure the full implementation of the Local Governance Council which he said will be followed by the election of local chiefs across the country.
He said electing chiefs will give them the full responsibility in discharging their duties without fear of being intimidated by top government officials.
Meanwhile, Minister Sirleaf has challenged newly appointed members of local government of Bong County to abide by the rule of law in all of their doings.
He wants local government officials of Bong County to respect powerless citizens and not to use their positions to terrorize them.
Local government officials of Bong County that were appointed by President George Manneh Weah include Anthony Sheriff, Assistant Superintendent for Development; Conteh Yallah, Statutory District Superintendent; Paul A. Sulonteh, Assistant Superintendent for Fiscal Affairs; Jerry Tinnie, Relieving Commissioner; Lucia Herbert, Gbarnga City Mayor, Aaron Mulbah, Fumah District Commissioner; and Daniel Tubman, Salala District Commissioner.
Other appointees include Milton Varney, Sanoyea District Commissioner; Annie Reeves, Yellequelleh District Commissioner, and Daniel O. Dudu, Suakoko District, among others.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong--Edited by Winston W. Parley