President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has dedicated and turned over a dormitory named “Peace Dorm” to the Presbyterian Todee Mission School. She extolled the commitment and courage of Mrs. Ophelia F. Johnson, Board Chair of the Presbyterian Todee Mission in Montserrado County for her excellent role played in reactivating Todee Mission, which was destroyed as a result of the 14-year old civil war.
An Executive Mansion release said , President Sirleaf made the commendation at the dedication and turning over ceremony of a ‘Peace Dorm’ on Thursday, April 7th, 2017, in Goba Town, Todee District where she officially turned over a dormitory she built in Todee District, Montserrado County.
She said: “There are two things that impress me; the commitment of Mrs. Ophelia F. Johnson and the Kids from the villages that go to school free, except those who come from far” She emphasized. The Liberian leader used the occasion to pay homage to all those who put in their time in building the Todee Presbyterian Mission School. President Sirleaf said her desire to construct the dormitory was aimed at directing what Jesus Christ has blessed her with to be shared with others.
She noted children who will be attending the school will learn from values that will be embedded into them for their betterment. She furthered that she would always be encouraged to lend a helping hand to people who mean well for Liberia, including the likes of Mrs. Ophelia Johnson adding.
She thanked the Presbyterian Church and Ministry of Education, particularly the Goba family who were represented by Paramount Chief and Board member of the Mission, elder Stephen Goba for providing the land to the Presbyterian Church on which the dormitory is constructed .
For her part, Mrs. Ophelia Johnson, Board Chair of the Presbyterian Todee Mission School praised President Sirleaf for the support to the Mission and said the President’s selection of Todee as one of the places to construct the dormitory amounts to sowing into the God Kingdom’s.
Mrs. Johnson also thanked the Goba family for donating the land to the Church for the purpose of educating the children of Todee. She indicated that the late Paramount Chief Kpana Goba was helpful in securing and donating 200 acres of land to the Presbyterian Church, something for which he said the church is grateful for Speaking earlier, Honorable Josephine George Francis of District #1 Representative lauded the contributions and development of President Sirleaf, and said since 2005 elections, President Sirleaf has made promises and delivered.
She indicated that President has done well for the children of Liberia and needs to be commended. The ceremony was graced by students of Todee Mission, citizens of Todee District as well as family members of the late Paramount Chief Kpana Goba amongst others.-Press release