Klay District, Bomi County- President George Weah told a cheering crowd in Klay District on Monday March 22, 2021 that he will light up Tubmanburg as part of efforts to decentralize development across the country.
President Weah said already there are 10, 000 solar lights in the country brought in by a Liberian company and that the government has contracted the company’s services to expand solar lights to the major cities and county capitals.
During his recent visit to River Gee County, President Weah installed about 2000 solar lights in Karnweaken as part of his lighting up project. He also lighted up Sass Town, his home town as well as he rapped up his previous visit in that area.
He noted that every development projects that are seen in Montserrado County will be replicated in other counties.
“We must achieve this. We need to decentralize our government so development can go everywhere,” he added.
“The government is here for you,” President Weah stated in response to the citizens’ laundry of requests during a town hall meeting in Klay on Monday.
“Even though they say, we are not doing anything, but the development we are bringing here…they are here to stay,” President Weah went on as he addressed the crowd in simple Liberian English.
President Weah said the request for market buildings and schools and other facilities being requested can be achieved if the citizens provide the land for the construction of markets.
He said government will build health centers in Klay, saying these are simple things that local leaders and eminent citizens should be looking towards doing and not depending on the government.
However, he pointed out that his administration will intervene. “If we can’t do the little things as a government, then the big things we can’t do it,” Mr. Weah said. (More details in subsequent edition. By Othello B. Garblah