Chiefs, elders and traditional leaders of Bong County have named Senior Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, Chief Suah Coco, which means the Senator is now the head chief of the county. The name is in memory of a late powerful female chief of Bong County.
According to the Paramount Chief of Suah Coco District, Arthur Wanneh, who on behalf of his colleagues conferred the honor on Senator Taylor, said the contributions of the Senator to the county are countless and meaningful.
He named the awarding of scholarships to youth in the county, close relationship with the Senator’s offices her persistent advocacies for the county relative to budgetary allotment, among others as some of the contributions.
Chief Wanneh indicated that the contributions of Senator Taylor are immeasurable from the days of her youth, and the people of Bong Country cannot payback. He noted that due to the advocacy role of Senator Taylor, along with other government officials, the budgetary support for the centrally located county has increased.
The honoring ceremony, which was held in Bong County some part of last year, was celebrated recently in Monrovia in the presence of the entire leadership of the National Traditional Council of Liberia headed by Chief Zanzan Kawah.
Chief Kawah welcome the honor bestowed on Senator Taylor and expressed optimism she will continue to make herself available by cooperating with the Council in bringing peace and unity to the people of Liberia. Chief Zanzan said dire wish of the Council is to have a legislation that will make it independent.
In response, Senator Jewel Suah coco Mayah Howard Taylor said she was overwhelmed by the honor and expressed her willingness to work with the traditional leadership in promoting peace, development and national reconciliation in Liberia.