President George Weah continuation of his nation wide county tour mainly to the northern region of the country (Lofa County), has been prosponed for proper planning and roads connecting to that part of the country and to other parts of the county .
Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Smith Toby said, the change in date will permit organizers of the tour and county authorities proper time to plan for the President’s trip to Lofa county which will be June instead of May of this month.
The Deputy pressman for President Weah added that the momentum to receive the President is very high and all citizens and residents of the county are ready to receive their leader.
Speaking on projects, Mr. Toby said, the promised projects to the counties visited during the tour will be executed according to the sector the project falls in.
Smith noted that an example is the pro poor housing units been constructed in Bong and Nimba counties by the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE), which has almost finish the first ten units in each county and will be ready for dedication in June of this year.
The Deputy Press Secretary said, the Weah led government quest to provide more opportunity to market women have led the Duala Market construction to 75 percent and delay to complete the project is due to importation of few building materials.
In another development, Mr. Toby noted that President George Weah has formed a committee to settle the Nimba County Land dispute which includes, Internal Affairs, Liberia Land Authority, Nimba Bar Association, Liberia Council of Churches, Muslim Council, Traditional Council, Nimba County Two senators among others.
Smith Toby at the same time informed the media that, the government of Liberia is to partner with the government of Guinea to start a railway operation between the two countries, especially using the port of Buchanan and Nimba.
According to him, the President petition to the Legislature concerning the agreement has been accredited and will be signed by the two parties for implementation.
Commenting on the national census, Smith noted that the Liberian leader send a communication to the house of legislature to extend the time for the census from March 8th, 2021 of this year to March 20th , 2022 of next year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.