By: Kolubah Akoi (Correspondent )
(LOFA COUNTY) -A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a modern intellectual center worth over US$9,000.00 has taken place in Voinjama City.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Celvin Raymond Sumon, who proxy for the City Mayor of Monrovia, Jefferson T. Koijee said, this project was a direct request made by the young people of Lofa.
He said, the youths asked him (Koijee) to appeal on their behave to President George M. Weah to help them construct an intellectual hall to enable them have a shelter where they can sit, brainstorm and debate about the future of their country.
Mr. Sumon, who presented a ten thousand United States Dollar cash to the President of the Wologizi Intellectual Forum (WOF), Arthur Kowah, warned that the intellectual center should not be used as a political office but a place where everyone can meet to express themself and engage their county leaders on their performance and to cross examine those wanting to represent them.
Receiving the cash, the Chairman of the Wologizi Intellectual Forum, lauded President George M. Weah for his interest in the youths of Liberia mainly in Lofa County.
He also praised Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee for the mediation role played in getting the intellectual forum project completely funded.
Performing the groundbreaking on behave of Mayor Koijee in Lofa County was one of Liberia finest musical icon, Korte Bazzie, popularly known as KOBAZEE. The musician and a son of Lofa said, it was an honored that he was selected to do the groundbreaking that will see young people brainstorming, debating issues and meeting together for the common good of their county.
KOBAZEE, who also hailed from Lofa, promised to always visit the center when completed and to keep motivating young people to take education seriously .
In a related development, the City Mayor of Monrovia , Jefferson T. Koijee donated cleaning materials Monday to the Voinjama City Cooperation.
The materials included, wheelbarrows, shovels, reflective jackets, rakes and rain gears.