Coming from the United States of America recently, the Assistant City Mayor of Kakata, Margibi County; Rev. Gbarngawoe Eddie Seboe, says lapses are hindering city relationship established with the Brooklyn Park City in the United States.
Kakata City in 2011 signed a sister city relationship with Brooklyn Park City aimed at bringing huge benefits to Kakata by boosting health, education and security, amongst others.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai graced the signing ceremony, among other top government officials and Margibi County authorities as well as their American counterparts at the Kakata City Hall.
The Americans promised to help the health, education and security sectors of Margibi and other sectors in the county, but up to date, the relationship is yet to bear fruits.
Kakata City Mayor Eddie Z. Murphy, attributes the delay to the Ebola Virus outbreak in 2014, which devastated the entire country.
But returning from America recently, Assistant Mayor Seboe notes that benefits for Kakata are not coming forth because of lapses by some parties involved in the relationship, disclosing that institutions involved are Liberian based.
The Assistant Mayor explains how their American counterparts have expressed regret over the manner in which the relationship between the two sister cities is being stalled.
However, he expresses optimism that Kakata City is exploring all avenues not only to revise the ties, but re-strengthen it in making sure Kakata benefits from America.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne