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LCCC Hails Pres. Sirleaf For Decentralizing College Education
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LCCC Hails Pres. Sirleaf For Decentralizing College Education

VOINJAMA, May 6 (LINA) – The administration and students of the Lofa County Community College (LCCC) have commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for decentralizing education, especially tertiary level, across Liberia.

The students expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf for shortening their distance to higher education and curtailing their suffering for the quest of higher education.

They lauded the Liberian leader for immensely contributing toward the development of their College.

The gratitude was contained in a position statement read by a female engineering student on behalf of the school. 

They were speaking when President Sirleaf visited the College to acquaint herself with activities taking place at the institution while on  tour of Lofa County.

In remarks earlier, Dr. James N. Kollie, LCCC President and CEO, lauded President Sirleaf for the visit and described her as a "true and genuine leader."

He said President Sirleaf has done something great for Liberia by decentralizing education.

Addressing the gathering, President Sirleaf congratulated the students for being in school and encouraged them to stay focused.

She said with determination they can remain strong in the last mile, adding, "No one can do anything for you without you," stressing that the students have selected the right path in life.

Later at the Tellewoyan Hospital, President Sirleaf commended doctors, nurses, teachers and health workers for diligently working to save lives and empower future leaders.

She praised them for their distinguished service to the country and people.

En route to Samodu, Quadu-Gboni, President Sirleaf made a brief stopover at the Selma Agriculture Development Corporation (SADC) in David Selma Town involved with purchasing and milling of locally produced rice for sale on the Liberian market.

Briefing President Sirleaf, Mr. John Selma thanked the President for the visit and said SADC is presently using a rice mill with the capacity of milling two tons of rice daily.

He explained that other mills with similar capacity are expected to be set up in Foya and Kolahum in Lofa County and Karnplay in Nimba County.

In Samodu, Quadu-Gboni District # 4 Representative Mariamu B. Fofana commended President Sirleaf for the peace Liberia now enjoys.

She praised the Liberian leader for taking Liberia from grass to grace in terms development and for the restoration of Liberia's dignity in the international community.

While in Voinjama, President Sirleaf visited the Unity Party headquarters to thank partisans for the support given the party and the government and encouraged them to be committed and stay strong, stressing that the Unity Party is the strongest.

For his part, Superintendent George Dunor applauded President Sirleaf for visiting Lofa County, noting that the citizens appreciate her visit.

He listed a number of development projects that have taken place in Lofa County since the ascendancy of President Sirleaf, including the construction of more schools, bridges, roads, Town Halls, Commissioner Compounds, market buildings, and health centers.

In separate remarks, the County Legislative Caucus, Women, Foya City Mayor,

Paramount Chief, and youth group commended President Sirleaf and the government for the many development projects carried out in Lofa County.

LINA PR/PTK

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