President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her commitment to the development of Liberia remains strong and unwavering. The president says she will continue to perform the tasks for which she was elected by the Liberian people with more vigor and determination. “Keep praying for God to grant us good health and strength to continue the work for which we were elected,” the President told a gathering of elders and residents of Lorplay in Nimba County.
The residents of Goseh-tar, Boe and Quella Chiefdom in Tappita District, Nimba County, were in Monrovia to present a statement to the Liberian leader, pledging their unflinching support to the President and Government.
In their statement, quoted by an Executive Mansion release, residents of the area thanked the Liberian President for constructing the R & J Wilson Maternity Clinic in Lorplay town in 2001, through Measuagon, prior to her ascendancy to the Presidency. Measuagon is a non-governmental organization founded by the Liberian leader several years ago and has undertaken development projects throughout the country.
The clinic, the citizens said, has contributed to the health needs of the people. “Your farsightedness to have constructed a clinic in such a remote area at the time, demonstrates your love, care, and concern for the common people,” Lorplay residents noted in the statement. They informed the President that the road linking Goseh-tar to the rest of the neighboring villages in Zoe-Geh District, Nimba County is inaccessible to motorists because of bad roads and broken bridges, including the Weh River Bridge.
The residents say because of its strategic location, the broken Weh River Bridge has affected the free movement of goods and services in the area.
The Liberian President has assured the citizens that Government will work with authorities of the Ministry of Public Works to prioritize the construction of the bridge. She disclosed that some bailey bridges are in stock and would direct the Public Works Ministry to work along with a UN engineering battalion in the area to erect one on the bridges pending the construction of a permanent bridge over the river.
The President said due to the rains, not much can be done on the roads, but promised to respond to the needs of the people appropriately.
The Liberian leader also promised to construct an extension to the Maternity Clinic in Lorplay, in response to a request by citizens of the area that the clinic can no longer host the large influx of patients seeking medical attention.