By Emmanuel Mafelah
President George Manneh Weah over the weekend chaired a Special Cabinet Meeting in the primal City of Gbarnga, Bong County.
The first special cabinet meeting to be held outside of Monrovia was intended to appraise various governance issues towards endorsing the Pro-Poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity (PADP)
The special cabinet meeting was a precursor to the official launch of the much-heralded PADP which was done on Saturday in Ganta, Nimba County.
The Agenda is a National policy document that encapsulates and articulates Government’s overall development action plans for the next five years.
At the end of the Gbarnga meeting, President Weah led Ministers and other officials of the government on a city-wide tour in Gbarnga with an inspection of some incomplete projects in the County.
The Liberian Chief Executive inspected the Gbarnga main street project and the Bong County Technical College and at the same time assured citizens of the County that his government will work with the Legislative caucus of Bong County and the Ministry of Public Works to ensure the completion of those projects in the County.
During the President’s tour in Gbarnga, he interacted with citizens whose wellbeing is part of what the PADP seeks to deal with in the next five years.
For their part, Citizens of Bong County lauded the Liberian Leader for his government’s plan to complete those uncompleted projects in the county.
The Citizens said completing those projects will be a big boost for the county in terms of development; adding specially the completion of the Bong County Technical College will help their children who are graduating from high schools to be able to acquire university degree in the county.
The Bong County citizens praised President Weah for his recent free university tuition for undergraduate students in the country.
They believe that it will give the downtrodden massive opportunity to contribute to the nation building process.
Some of the citizens described the President Weah free tuition for Public Universities as unprecedented for his pro-poor agenda to do in this country.
The citizens most of whom were market women vowed that they will continue to pray for the Liberian leader for better Liberia.