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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says she “did plenty nothing”, in clear mockery of her critics, as she deliberately listed recently dedicated projects, she says, critics would see as nothing done by her government.

“Today, I did plenty nothing. You heard me ehn? The first nothing I did I went to LEC to see the new generator that [is] coming in two weeks to give more electricity to Monrovia – that’s nothing,” she said Friday, 18 December at the dedication of 35-housing units in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.

Before citing the “plenty nothing,” Mrs. Sirleaf had commissioned a 10 mega watt power plant at the Liberia Electricity Corporation expected to supply Monrovia in two weeks, and also broken grounds in White Plains for a new system expected to increase water supply in Monrovia and surroundings.

She also cited as “nothing,” the ongoing work at the Mount Coffey Hydro power plant and wished that her critics could see a “whole village” there that has become modernized with better houses, young women there driving dump trucks and others already trained to put in the big turbines to have Mount Coffey functional again.

About 20 Liberians trained to operate heavy equipment, including three female dump truck drivers, were certificated at Mount Coffey during President Sirleaf’s tour of the facility.

“And then finally, I come here for this other ‘nothing’ … to see all these houses built by these very dedicated Liberians,” she said, adding, “Liberians are the driving force behind everything,” while foreigners and bilateral partners provide technical assistance and training.

The newly dedicated 35 housing units added to the 58 housing units constructed during the first phase of the project, brings to 93, the total number of housing units in the area named “NASSCORP Village” as a show of gratitude to the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation, for funding the project.

Regarding the water supply, President Sirleaf indicated that Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Kakata, Margibi County, Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, as well as Cape Mount and a few others would have access.

She urged residents at the various sites visited to take responsibility of protecting the facilities because they belong to them as citizens, cautioning that they would be responsible if people destroy them.

Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation Acting Managing Director Hun Bu Tulay said since the war, the White Plains Water Treatment facility has been down-graded to only three million gallons a day because most of the treatment facilities were not functioning. 

But he said following the rehabilitation, the facility will have the capacity of 16 million gallons a day with a hydrognic capacity of 24 gallons.

By Winston W. Parley-Edited by George Barpeen

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