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Grand Gedeh County Prepares For Pres. Weah’s Visit

Zwedru – People of Grand County are gearing up to give President George Weah a colorful welcome when he visits the county but they are expected to also ask him to grant some of their kinsmen Executive clemency.

In 2015, 13 persons of the county were sentenced to life imprisonment for mercenarism in neighboring Ivory Coast, something many people of the county have frowned on.

Some have blamed the government of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for “scapegoating” their kinsmen.  

Their request comes as President Weah prepares to visit the county. He will tour public institutions, dedicate projects and hold town hall meetings with a cross-section of citizens.

The county is also preparing to request his government make the pavemnet of the Zwedru-Ganta highway a priority.

The road is often impassible during the rainy season, thereby impeding the transport of goods.

The President’s visit is expected to begin on the 24th or 26th of March. He is expected to spend two nights in the county before departing for River Gee County.

It will be the Liberian leader’s first visit to the county since his election in 2017 and to a county that voted him overwhelmingly.

Several subcommittees have been set up by the county administration to prepare for the Liberian leader’s visit.

According to the chair of the committee on Publicity, Mr. Alphonso M. Gbaye, the President will travel by the way of Nimba County and will make a brief stop in Grand Gedeh County – visiting Toe and Zleh Towns, B’hai and Gboa Administrative districts to hold meetings with locals.

When he arrived in Zwedru, the president will also have a Townhall meeting with citizens in the Zwedru City Hall.

He will also tour facilitates of the Grand Gedeh County Community College, the Southeastern Midwifery Training Programs, Chief’s Compound in Zwedru, and he will dedicate the Ministry of Justices Regional hub constructed in Zwedru among other projects.

Report By: Ben Brooks, Grand Gedeh County

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