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River Gee County Citizens Asked To Return

The Assistant Superintendent for Development in River Gee County, Jackson Nyepan, has called on Liberians originating from that part of the country to return to the County and help develop their home. Speaking during a town hall meeting in Fish Town on Saturday, January 16, 2010, Superintendent Nyepan told citizens of the county that no one else, but themselves, can build their newly created county.

He highlighted on development projects in the county since 2008 up to present. He said the 2008-2009 county development funds were used wisely and several projects were undertaken and totally implemented.

“This funding targeted a total of nine projects ranging from education to construction of public buildings; these projects were selected based on the county’s vision and priorities.” he said.

During the town meeting, Assistant Supt. Nyepan praised citizens of the county for their good comportment during the bye-election that brought Nathaniel Williams on board as the junior senator, replacing the late Isaac Nyenekan Toe Johnson.

He also described about the appointment of a school principal, William Quaye, in place of Karku Sampson, as a very good step.

River gee County was created on March 16-2000, by an act of the National Legislature. The Grebo is the dominant ethnic group of River Gee, the minority groups are the Fulah, the Mandingo, Bassa, Kpelle and Krahn, with a total population of 63,000 people.

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