As part of its coordination role, Internal Affairs Ministry begins tour of the Counties.

Minister Sirleaf greets local leaders in Bomi upon arrival in Tubmanburg City
Minister Sirleaf greets local leaders in Bomi upon arrival in Tubmanburg City
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Monrovia-July 14, 2018: A high-power delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will on Monday July 16, 2018 begin a tour of seven counties in Liberia.

The delegation which is headed by Honorable Varney A. Sirleaf, Minister of Internal Affairs, includes Hon. Momolu Johnson, Deputy Minister for Administration, Hon. Paulita C.C.Weh Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs, and Deputy Minister for Operations Hon. Emmet K. Reeves, amongst others.

According to a release from the Internal Affairs Ministry the trip is intended to acquaint the Minister and his deputies with the newly appointed leaderships, challenges and prospects of the counties, inspect ongoing developmental projects, and to thank the people for electing His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah as President of Liberia.

The release quotes Minister Sirleaf as saying the tour will focus on listening to concerns of the people and also encourage them to support peace, reconciliation, decentralization and development of their communities and the country as a whole.

The delegation is expected to tour Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Rural Montserrado, Margibi, Bong Bassa and Nimba counties. While on the tour, the Ministers will hold meetings with county authorities, traditional leaders, City Mayors, other key stakeholders and appear on local radios. According to a release, the Minister and team will also hold town hall meetings with the public to include youth, women and people with disabilities.

A second phase of the tour to the other counties will be announced soon, the release concluded.

D. Emmanuel Wheinyue writes.