Hundreds of citizens of Bong County on Saturday, January 7, 2017 gathered at the David Kuyon Sports Stadium in Gbarnga to express their thanks and appreciation to Jorquelleh Electoral District #2 Representative, Prince Kermue Moye for his numerous contributions to the growth and development of their District.
The citizens further pledged their support for the second term bid of their Representative come the 2017 legislative and presidential elections, noting that his works over the years as proven to them that yes indeed he is the right person for the right position, and therefore urged him to stay on as their representative in the National Legislature.
The occasion which also brought together some members of the House of Representatives including their Speaker, J. Emmanuel Nuquah who graced the day, saw several officials of the Liberian government including Minister of Internal Affairs, Dr. Henrique Tokpa in full attendance.
The citizens in their separate statements of petition from their respective towns and villages praised their lawmaker and urged him to accept their request by contesting for the 2017 parliamentary election, stressing, “We are indeed overwhelmed of your contributions to our district, and are therefore urging you to accept our petition for your stay on as our Representative in the National Legislature,” the citizens in their petition noted.
For his part, Representative Moye who and his beloved wife graced the occasion in his 5th annual legislative report outlined the successful completion of several projects including the construction of health centers, schools, town halls, youth centers, the construction and the rehabilitation of roads and bridges received a thunderous applauds from his citizens has he recounted his many developmental projects for his people.
On the issue of providing sound education to the youthful population of his district, Representative Moye said several scholarships have been provided for students studying at various universities and grade school including the University of Liberia, the United Methodist University, the Stella Maris Polytechnic, the Cuttington University, and the provision scholarships to fifteen schools in and around Gbarnga where over 150 students are benefiting.
On the level of women empowerment in his district, Representative Moye also noted that over US$500,000.00 has been provided to several women organizations through his wife foundation, the Nancy Moye Empowerment Fund. And also noted that as part of given dignity to traditional midwives, he and his wife have provided L$1,000,000.00 to the Midwives Association of Jorquelleh District #2.
On the issue of budget support to institution, the Bong County representative said over the past five years, he has secured in the national budget the following amount for the following institutions: US$39,500.00 to the William V. S. Tubman Gray High School, US$26,500.00, US$26,000.00 to the Muslim Youth School, US$20,000.00 to the Grace Baptist School System, and US$20,000,00 to the Concerned Methodist School System.
Regarding the agricultural sector, Rep. Moye said during the period under review, his office made a modest gains in the agricultural sector by providing L$100,000.000.00 for the cooperative and the establishment of various nurseries of different cash crops across his district.
He said his office also empowered the Midwives association to make rice farm in the four clans at a cost of a little over L$50,000.00, and also providing support to them as they plan to engage in other crops production such as beans, cassava, etc.
Speaking further, the Jorquelleh District #2 Representative on the international level boasted that during the period under review of the arrival of a container load of books was shipped at the cost of US$7,000.00 from the United States through the instrumentality of Christopher Kollie.
In separate remarks from officials of the Liberian Government and members of the House of Representatives including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Emmanuel Nuquay who expressed thanks and appreciation to his colleague (Moye) for his farsightedness in his developmental drive for his people, and lauded the works of the late Gabriel Kpolleh who hailed from Bong County.
Concluding, Speaker Nuquay further called on Bong County Legislature Caucus to emanate to good works of their late kinsman who he said fought for justice and wanted to redeem his people from the shackle of poverty.