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NIR boss pledges 10,000 jobs in Maryland

By Patrick N. Mensah, Maryland county

Ahead of elections in October, the director of the National Identification Registry (NIR) John Tiah Nagbe, has begun pre-campaigning in Maryland County, rallying citizens to consider him as one of the best senatorial aspirants for the county.

Director Nagbe promised to provide 10,000 jobs for locals in the county when elected senator.

He made the vow while addressing scores of Marylanders recently at Pleebo Attayeh Intellectual Discourse (PAID) in Pleebo, Maryland County Electoral district#2 via mobile phone.

The interactive gathering brought together several citizens, including youth groups, women, students, local politicians and supporters of Mr. Nagbe, amongst others.

Speaking via mobile phone, Mr. Nagbe said if elected as Senator of Maryland county, he would work with government and foreign investors to create 10, 000 job opportunities for his people.

“My discussion here today will focus on the creation of jobs in Maryland. I believe that lack of jobs or unemployment is the most significant issue that our people face today in the county. I have observed that many of our people struggle to pay school fees for children, pay rent, build houses, pay medical bills, provide food for their families, among others. I think we need to work towards creating ten thousand more jobs in Maryland over the next term of President Weah”, he announced.

According to him, his campaign manifestos will focus on three sectors, namely; manufacturing, agriculture and investment.

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“I want to attract investment for import substitution, so that we can produce some of the many things that we now import. I also want to attract investors for a few key products, like cocoa, rubber, palm and cashew nuts, etc”, he said.

He said phase one of the program will target US$100 Million to be provided by about 30 investors. “We are looking for diversification, meaning putting our eggs in many baskets. The plan is to reach out to a lot of potential investors who have interest in doing business in Liberia; this is where we are at the moment”, The NIR boss also disclosed.

“Because our vision is to transform the lives of the citizens and the future generations of the county. So, if you give me power, I will join the other CDC lawmakers to move the county to where we all want it to be. Let me say to you my fellow Marylanders, if we want to still enjoy this great opportunity as Southeasterners, let us support all CDC candidates.”

Director Nagbe, a member of President Weah’s governing Congress for Democratic Change, furthered that if elected senator, he will work closely with President Weah to change the story of Liberians, and rehabilitate feeder roads in his county to enhance smooth movement of people and goods.

“If I shall have won the election, I will work with my colleagues for us to improve the Harper Port to provide more job opportunities for our people. We hope our people will understand this and give us such opportunity to explore the county”, he concluded.

In response, the head of the Pleebo Atteyea Intellectual Discourse appreciated the NIR boss for accepting their invitation.

Mr. Boakia Kamara stressed that the process is the beginning, nothing that it’s the first time ever since the forum was established to host a political candidate via phone from Monrovia. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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