Lofa County Senior Senator Sumo Kupee
Prominent Lofa Citizens Laud President Sirleaf
By Prince Nagbe & Korboi Gbelewala
VAHUN, Feb 19 (LINA) -Lofa County Senior Senator Sumo Kupee and
Representative Fofi Sahr Baimba have lauded President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for reconstructing major roads in Lofa County, especially the road leading to Vahun.
Making the commendation at an intercessory service at the St. Patrick's Episcopal Lutheran Church in Vahun on Tuesday, Senator Kupee said the refurbished Vahun road has reconnected the district to the rest of Liberia.
The Lofa County Lawmaker said for the past three decades, Vahun citizens were considered Sierra Leoneans, because most of them transacted business and carried out other activities such as schooling in Sierra Leone, due to the bad condition of the road leading to the district that disconnected it from the rest of Liberia.
Senator Kupee also disclosed that because of this situation, most citizens of Vahun used the Sierra Leonean currency, the Leone, in Vahun District.
He said, now that the Government has connected Vahun District by road to the rest of Liberia, citizens of the district will begin to get used to the Liberian dollar since they will be purchasing their goods from Monrovia using the Liberian currency.
For his part, Representative Fofi Sahr Baimba of Vahun District said the reconnection of Vahun to the rest of Liberia will bring economic relief to the citizens of the district, noting that products from the district would be transported to nearby markets for business transaction.
According to the Liberia News Agency, Representative Baimba commended the Government for its development initiatives in the district which he named as the construction of new clinics, public schools and the rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Sirleaf called on Lofians to encourage their sons and daughters living in other parts of Liberia and in the Diaspora to return home and contribute to the rebuilding process of their county.
President Sirleaf emphasized that many Lofians who are doctors and engineers, among others, living in the Diaspora could return home and form part of the rebuilding process.
She thanked the people of Vahun for the warm reception accorded her, and reiterated the Government's commitment to ensuring that the livelihood of people of the district is improved.