President Weah Sermonizes Peace, Unity in Sinoe County

Sunday, 9th May 2021
Pres. Weah breaking grounds for the construction of a referral hospital in Sinoe County
Pres. Weah breaking grounds for the construction of a referral hospital in Sinoe County
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, says the development of Liberia depends on the existence of peace, unity and harmony.

 

Addressing four separate town hall meetings in Togbaville, Greenville, Tarjuowon and Bilibokree on the latest outreach to the hinterland since he began his nationwide tours in February, the President told citizens of Sinoe County that the continued in-house fighting and land disputes amongst citizens could delay or deny citizens much-needed development.

 

Acknowledging dispute naturally occurs amongst all social beings, the President lamented what seems to be intractable, longstanding disputes amongst political leaders and communities of the County, which citizens have failed to resolve.

 

 “These problems can be resolved, yet they exist because of some perceived personal interests of some of the leaders of the county” the President observed, adding, “This is very sad and unacceptable.”

 

“As leaders of our people, we should prioritize the interest of our people and county and make sure that the lingering disputes and disunity are resolved once and for all,” the President. “That makes us good leaders and rational citizens.”

 

The Liberian Leader said Sinoe County has regrettably lagged behind for long in terms of development and that is was time “we put our acts together to move forward progressively.”

 

He added: “It is unacceptable and regrettable for the third original county of this country to be so underdeveloped and yet the leaders are embroiled in reported personal-interest-driven disputes. We are prepared to change that dynamic but this can only be possible if we all work together including the Legislative Caucus and you the citizens.”

 

Dr. Weah said everything the citizens asked for including roads, markets, housing units, schools, health centers, among others would be theirs if there is peace.

 

Earlier, the Liberian Leader thanked the people of Sinoe for reposing their confidence in him with their votes in 2017. He urged them to always choose dialogue over violence.

 

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, the President visited and held town hall meetings in Juarzon and Tarjuowon Statutory Districts.