President Sirleaf dedicates Projects in Bassa
Culled from The Analyst
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Tuesday, November 10 dedicated two newly constructed administrative buildings in Grand Bassa County under the government's drive towards improving infrastructure across the country.
Executive Mansion release issued last evening said the President dedicated an administrative building for Grand Bassa County District number 1 under the county's development fund.
The structure had been dilapidated for decades until it had been recently renovated. During her tour of Grand Bassa County District number 2, the Liberian leader and District Representative Vinicius Hodges jointly dedicated the administrative building of the district.
The dedicatory ceremonies brought together hundreds of county residents, members of the county's legislative caucus, the National Traditional Council of Liberia, county authorities as well as non-governmental organizations operating in the county.
The President also held a two-hour long interactive town hall meeting with county residents of District number 2 with an aim of promoting the 'Lift Liberia' concept under the government's Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).
She further stressed that the meeting was necessary to enable her get feedback as to how government can support the PRS. She added that during the dry season, she will be touring the counties to obtain first hand knowledge of how much work is being done.
The President also emphasized her desire to know how well county officials are performing and to be acquainted with whatever shortcomings they might be faced with.
During her one-day tour of the districts 1 and 2 of Grand Bassa County, President Johnson Sirleaf also inspected a farmers' resource center which was constructed and operated by Concern Worldwide, an Irish Aid funded non-governmental organization.
The center aims to educate and provide capacity building to Liberian farmers. She further inspected a 7.8 acres wide cocoa farm operated by the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) and Mercy Corps in Marblee Clan District number of Grand Bassa County.
The President of the Republic of Liberia and Visitor to the University of Liberia is pleased to announce that based upon the results of the Search Committee and endorsement of her nomination by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Emmet Dennis, former Dean of Rutgers University of the United States, has been appointed President of the University of Liberia.