Lofa County Flag
Senior Lofa Citizens Commend Pres Sirleaf
By Korbio Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent
VOINJAMA, April 10 (LINA) -Traditional chiefs and elders of Voinjama District in Lofa County have commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for development projects implemented in the district since her election in 2005.
Paramount Chief Baysah Tellewoyan of Bondi and Wobomai Clans in Voinjama District, said the decision to commend President Sirleaf was reached by the traditional chiefs and elders who attended a one-day district meeting held over the weekend in Tenebu Town, Voinjama District in Lofa County.
More than 50 local and traditional leaders, including Voinjama District Commissioner Kullie Bazzie and Zogolemai Township Commissioner Peter Paywala, attended the meeting.
Old man Tellewoyan said during the meeting, the citizens discussed the implementation of several development projects, including the completion of the Voinjama District Hall and the construction of a modern guest house in Vezala Town.
Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency recently in Jacob Town upon arrival in Monrovia on a visit from the county, he said the meeting also discussed the construction of clan offices as part of projects earmarked for 2014.
Old man Tellewoyan also said at the elders and traditional leaders cited numerous packages provided by President Sirleaf and her government, including construction and rehabilitation of health and educational facilities, roads and markets, among others, in Voinjama District.
Meanwhile, Chief Tellewoyan has called on his kinsmen to cooperate with the government in implementing more development programs for the socio-economic development of the district.
He is also urging youths in the area not to allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous individuals to engage in acts that are inimical to the growth and development of Voinjama District.