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Thousands Gather At Foya Airfield to Greet Pres. Sirleaf
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Crowds welcoming President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Foyah Statutory District

 

Thousands Gather At Foya Airfield to Greet Pres. Sirleaf

By Korboi Gbelewala, Lofa County Correspondent

FOYAH, Feb 18 (LINA) – Thousands of Lofians, including chiefs, elders, traditional leaders, students and youth organizations, Tuesday  gathered at the Foyah Airstrip, in Foyah Statutory District in Lofa County to welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

While in Foya, the President will visit the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) Training Center.

She will later travel to Yandohun in Kolahun District to dedicate the Yandohun Mini-Hydro Project – a rural electrification pilot project 53 kilometers southwest of Voinjama.

When fully operational, the project is expected to generate 60 kilowatts of power during the rainy season and about 30 kilowatts during the dry season. Some 220 households, an elementary school, a rice mill and several businesses will swap their kerosene lanterns for electric power.

While in Lofa County, the President is also expected to visit Vahun, Kolahun, Voinjama, Zorzor and Salayea.

According to an Executive Mansion press release, the President will conduct Town Hall meetings in Vahun and Kolahun and inspect the latter’s development projects under construction.

While in Voinjama, the Liberian leader will dedicate the Pentecostal College Nursing School, induct the Board of Trustees of the Lofa County Community College and visit an agricultural (rice) project. There will also be a Town Hall Meeting.

Before returning to Monrovia on Thursday, February 20, President Sirleaf will make brief stops in Zorzor and Salayea, hold a Town Hall Meeting, and visit development projects in the two districts.

The Liberian leader last visited Lofa County in late February 2012, when she attended an honoring program for the former United States Ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield who, as a student, did research in Lofa County and was affectionately named Kebbeh and Sia by the people of Lofa.

LINA KKG/TSS/PTK

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