President George Manneh Weah obsessed by his strong desire to build Liberia, says he envisions skyscrapers, office buildings, shopping malls, banks, insurance companies, nightclubs, beautiful lights and magnificent colors on the Bali Island where he takes his dream city that is to be named New Monrovia City.
“We can be the best in the world. You will soon learn that I am a man of action and deeds, not of empty words and talks,” Mr. Weah said Monday, 26 March when he broke grounds here for the nation’s first military hospital, and assessed the nature endowed Bali Island.
The President, Weah who says his words [are] his bonds, and believes in doing more than just talking, has indicated here that he saw a happy and prosperous people, going about their businesses, meeting and greeting one another.
He acknowledges God’s blessing upon his life, and for making him President, while thanking Liberians for the opportunity given him to get his dream comes true for the benefit of all Liberians.
President Weah and his officials and Indian investors have already assessed the land just in the middle of the Mesurado River near Monrovia where the new city is to be built.
It will commence with construction of a state-of-the-art 4,000 -seated International Conference Center and other standardized structures. “While coming up as a child, growing up in Clara Town on Bushrod Island, playing just across the shores of the Stockton Creek, I often looked into the direction of the Bali Island, viewed an undeveloped tourist attraction,” he recollects.
“I wondered what was going on there,” he adds, and further notes that he “did not know anyone who knew what was going on there.” The President observes that there was no road, no bridge, or ferry to get over to the Bali Island, saying “from here, I began to see a “New City of Monrovia” emerging from the ashes of the Old City of Monrovia.”
By Winston W. Parley