Cape Mount Under Development Spotlight: Madina—Robertsport Road To Be Paved
President George Weah’s second phase of the nationwide tour, which extended to Grand Cape Mount County over the weekend, has brought that county under spotlight as it relates to development initiatives taking place there.
The President’s “Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development” can be said to be effectively decentralizing its development drive, with every county getting a taste of the national cake.
At Gbar, the border point from Bomi to Cape Mount, President Weah and his entourage were well-received into the Cape Mount, with the people offering the President a Cape Mount-made chair as a gift. Like other counties, President Weah has left an indelible mark on the lives of the Cape Mountainians, as he broke ground, dedicated and promised to implement a number of projects in that county.
At Bo, President Weah broke ground for Bo Community High School’s annex and dedicated the Bo Health Center. He also visited King Joy, Golakoneh and Robertsport. Everywhere the President went he was greeted by a huge turnout of happy people.
Speaking to the people of Robertsport, President Weah said, “I am honored to be here with you and I know that I’m in good hands. I want to inform you that, after the elections we planned to come to you to say ‘Thank you’, but the Coronavirus disrupted all the plans put in place. But today we are here and we are glad. This is the day that God gave us; so we all have to be glad that we are together to see this day. The reason we are here is to listen to you, and to also tell you ‘Thank you’ for believing in us to lead this country.”
However, the Liberian leader lamented the appalling condition of Robertsport. He affirmed Senator Varney Sherman’s statement that the sons and daughters of Grand Cape Mount County within government are too many, and so the under-development of the county cannot be blamed on the President, because all of them have the capability of carrying development to the county. According to him, twelve years under the rule of ex-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and three years under his administration the county benefitted from development funds, but it seems like nothing good was done with the funds.
He told the superintendent of the county to always convey the message of his government to his people—that they are working to ensure that the country is developed. He blamed the “big names” that hailed from the county but did nothing to improve the lives of their people and county.
President Weah informed Cape Montainians that the Madina—Robertsport road, as well as the main street of King Joy, will be paved. He also promised to light the main street of Robertsport, and urged the residents to maintain the projects and keep the peace the nation enjoys.
The tour of Grand Cape Mount County brings to an end the second phase of President Weah’s nationwide tour, with other counties anxious to get a taste of the President’s quick impact projects.