President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has challenged Sinoe County officials, including judicial workers to provide proper maintenance for dedicated facilities to avoid them deteriorating in just few years, warning that lack of proper maintenance here has often left many good facilities to depreciate.
She observes that Liberians are not strong enough in providing proper maintenance for good facilities, leading many structures in wreck just few years after completion.
“After today, we look to you to make sure that these facilities are properly maintained because that’s not one of our strong points in the country. We built good facilities and sometimes within a few years without maintenance, we see them deteriorating,” President Sirleaftold judicial workers at the dedication of a judicial complex in Greenville, Sinoe County Thursday, July 23.
The Executive Residence with cost of US$249,000; Superintendent Residence, Judicial Complex and Guest House, among others were dedicated early Thursday, following which President Sirleaf had a schedule to also dedicate a multi-purpose youth center constructed in Greenville, among others.
The President challenged workers toassist Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr. to keep the facility in such a manner that he can come back time and time again to be able to assess their good work.
Liberia’s 168th Independence Day celebration officially takes place in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties in the southeast, something that President Sirleaf says gives the opportunities to assess challenges in various counties and the way to respond to them.
Madam Sirleafon Thursday, July 23 began the dedication exercises of county projects in Sinoe, one of the co-host of this year’s Independence Day Celebration ahead of the official events on Monday.
After paying visit to the F.J. Grante Hospital in Greenville, President Sirleaf also visited the Port of Greenville and dedicated a guest house, security assembly point and warehouse and toured other facilities in the port.
The dedication of one of Liberia’s largest judicial complexes in Greenville City was for Sinoe the first of its kind to have such a large judicial facility to provide access to Justice since the founding of the county on July 9, 1838, Superintendent Romeo Quaiah says.
The Judicial Complex contains traffic court, debt court, temporary confinement, area for jurors, among others, and will provide easy access to justice and quality service, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr. says.
Though the major route leading to Sinoe County appears to be largely accessible for now, one cannot however predicate the aftermath of the heavy rainy season this year particularly if much is not done to maintain the road or upgrade it from a laterite road to coaltile.
Meanwhile, Liberia’s Muslim Community will today, Friday, July 24 spearhead the intercessory service leading to the observance of the Independence Day in Barclayville, Grand Kru, while on Monday; the Christian Community leads the final activity in Greenville, Sinoe. By Winston W. Parley -Editing by Jonathan Browne