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Rep. Snowe Backs-off from 2017 Race

Edwin Snow PixMontserrado County Electoral District #6 Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe has announced that he will not contest in the 2017 Presidential and Representatives elections. Instead, he said, he would be very active in the process.

Speaking to reporters in his Capitol Building office in Monrovia, Thursday, January 14, 2016, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives said, it was time to move to other matters of the state not as a lawmaker any longer. 

Rep. Snowe further noted that he would be supporting Mr. Martin Kulah as his successor for that district. Citing his achievements while at the Legislature, Rep. Snowe said he personally constructed a high school in the Rock Hill Community where children cracking rocks for survival are in school free of charge. He asserted that he also provided the students with books, uniforms, copybooks and other school materials to enable them have a better learning environment.

According to him, he has done huge investments in the agricultural sector, intimating that his investment was in oil palm production – the first harvest of which benefitted President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, as well as the Redemption Hospital, among others.

He noted that he invested about US$1.5 million, with the employment of over 50 Liberians in Bomi County. He expressed appreciation to the Afriland Bank for US$500,000 loan for the establishment of the farm.

Meanwhile, Representative Snowe has written Members of the House of Representatives requesting that body to instruct the Executive Branch to purchased MRA machines for the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, the Phebe Hospital in Bong County and Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Nimba County.

A magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) is a type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of blood vessels inside the body.

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In many cases, the MRA can provide information that cannot be obtained from an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. The MRA identifies problems with blood vessels that may be causing reduced blood flow.

With the MRA, both the blood flow and condition of the blood vessel walls can be seen. The test is often used to look at the blood vessels that go to the brain, kidneys and legs. Information from an MRA can be saved and stored on a computer for further study.

Rep. Snowe added that it was embarrassing and unfortunate that a country like Liberia will not have such important medical equipment, and that people, including government officials, will fly out of the
country in search of improved health facilities, while the masses died from common diseases.

By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor

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