The Ministry of Internal Affairs has retired and certificated 19 Paramount, Clan and General Town Chiefs, among others for long services.
Speaking during the ceremony recently at the Tubman Hall in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, County Inspector Reginald Mehn, urged the retirees to mentor those, who replaced them.
According to him, the retirees worked for the Government of Liberia with distinction for more than 60 years. Among them were technicians, administrators and chiefs.
Inspector Mehn said the county has additional names of long-service employees, waiting for retirement. He said each of the retirees received US$350.00 as benefit.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, one of the beneficiaries, Edward Gwah, former Clan Chief for Leewehpea, commended the Government for the honor, and described the ceremony as one that leads to development.
Mr. Guah indicated that there is time for everything, adding that their retirement by the Government is not a mistake but rather an opportunity for them rest and advise those new administrators, technicians and chiefs, who are to succeed them.
He urged his colleagues to support their successors in order to move Nimba development forward.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba