The Lakpazee Chapter of the Fula Community in Liberia has honored Montserrado County District #9 Representative Munah Pelham Youngblood for the level of leadership she has brought to the district since her ascendency to the House of Representatives.
The Fula Community described the Lawmaker as an accessible personality, who’s always willing to listen to her people, noting that Rep. Youngblood doesn’t segregate or bring division in the district.
The Fula people also gowned Rep. Munah Pelham Youngblood and her husband with garments and bestowed on her the name’ Djadja Jalloh’, meaning sister in the Fula language.
Speaking at the honoring ceremony on Sunday, the Fula Governor in Liberia Hassnio Gaye praised the lawmaker as one of Liberia’s best ever, adding that it is unusual to see public official with such youthful age to perform to the satisfaction of her people.
Governor Gaye said the honor by the Fula people is not for nothing as the lawmaker was being monitored by the Fula Community since she took office. He also urged Fulas in Liberia to be law abiding if they want to live in peace with their Liberian brothers. He however encouraged all fula business people here to always pay their taxes to government.
“Please pay your taxes to government, do not sabotage the Liberian economy; I say again, pay your taxes and do not exploit the Liberian economy,” he stressed.
The Fula Governor said if businesses that are operated by the Fula Community here pay their taxes; it will help to build up the Liberian economy.
Receiving the honor, Representative Munah Pelham Youngblood welcomed the respect given her by the Fula community here, which according to her, came as a surprise.
She urged the Fula Community to pray for the young people of Liberia as they (Fula) begin their fast. Youngblood observed that the young people of Liberia are not united.
“I am humble to be honored today by you all; thank you for your great work you all have done over the years. I ask that you continue to remain peaceful as you have always been, but please remember always to pray for Liberia, and we the young people of Liberia. I noticed that we the youths of Liberia are divided, most of us are concerned about fighting one another instead of moving Liberia forward,” the female lawmaker noted.