6 June Press Briefing Notes

Monday, 6th June 2011

Bishop David Daniels
The Standard Bearer of the Unity Party wishes to announce that she and Bishop David R. Daniels, of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, have agreed that it is inappropriate for him to serve as a member on the Unity Party Campaign Advisory Group. The Standard Bearer wishes to clarify that the team assembled is not a Campaign Team, which already exists, and that the Ministers named are part of the Advisory Group.

Lone Star Victory/WAEC
Although she was unable to make it back from Morweh District, in River Cess County, for Sundayís Lone Star African Cup of Nations qualifier game against Cape Verde, President Sirleaf was pleased to receive the Lone Star Team on her return, and congratulated them for their victory.
The President also received, at her residence Sunday evening, 19-year-old Saidu Konneh, from the Firestone-Liberia Senior High School, who scored the highest on the WAEC Exams, and commended him for his achievement.

County Tours to Sinoe and River Cess
President Sirleaf, as you know, returned last evening from a two-day tour of River Cess County. The President commended Superintendent Geevon Smith for development progress in the county. The President was particularly pleased that she was able to get to Morweh District, a place where no President has ever visited. She received a warm welcome from the people of Morweh.
Also in Morweh, the President commended the United Methodist Church which constructed one of the schools which she dedicated, in a very remote area.
In a Town Hall Meeting in Cestos City, the President noted the various concerns expressed by the University of Liberia River Cess Students, including the delay in justice and the management of funds. She indicated that she would look into the issues and respond.
Before River Cess, President Sirleaf toured Sinoe County from June 1-3. The President was very pleased with the progress made and with the development activities in the county, as well as the good working relationship that exists between Superintendent Milton Teahjay and the Sinoe Legislative Caucus. She commended the Superintendent for bringing electricity to two of the rural communities. The President also noted and agreed to address the concerns of leaders from the Sapo National Park and certain judiciary officials.
In both counties, President Sirleaf dedicated a host of clinics and schools. The President was also pleased that wherever she visited within the two counties, the roads were good, and the team was able to drive everywhere, thanks to the good efforts of the Ministry of Public Works and the concessionaires.