President George Manneh Weah over the weekend chaired a special cabinet meeting in Gbarnga, Bong County.The first special cabinet meeting to be held outside of Monrovia was intended to appraise various governance issues towards endorsing the Pro-Poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity (PADP).
The special cabinet meeting was a precursor to the official launch of the much-heralded PAPD which was done on Saturday in Ganta, Nimba County.The Agenda is a national policy document that encapsulates and articulates Government’s overall development action plans for the next five years.
At the end of the Gbarnga meeting, President Weah led ministers and other officials of government on a city-wide tour in Gbarnga with an inspection of some incomplete projects in the County.Our Bong County correspondent says President Weah inspected the Gbarnga main street project and the Bong County Technical College (BCTC).
President Weah assured citizens of the County that his government will work with the Legislative caucus of Bong County and the Ministry of Public Works to ensure the completion of projects in the County.During the President’s tour in Gbarnga, he interacted with citizens whose well-being is part of what the PADP seeks to deal with in the next five years.
For their part, Citizens of Bong County lauded President Weah for his government’s plan to complete projects in the county.The Citizens say completing those projects will be a big boost for the county in terms of development, mainly citing the completion of the BCTC which according to them will help their children to acquire university degree in the county.
The Bong County citizens praised President Weah for his recent free university tuition for undergraduate students in all public universities in the country.
The citizens say they believe that this will give the masses the opportunity to contribute to the nation building process, describing the free tuition offer as unprecedented for his Pro-poor Agenda.The citizens, most of whom were market women vowed that they will continue to pray for President Weah for a better Liberia.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong County–Edited by Winston W. Parley