Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has urged Public Works Minister Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan to work with relevant authorities to ensure that the Sinoe County Multilateral High School is upgraded to a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institution.
The Liberian Vice President made the call in Greenville recently during a three-day visit to the county for the first time since the general and presidential elections of 2017.
She said her visit was a private one to enable her meet with some family members and friends in the county.
“Minister Nyenpan and I started working on a plan to upgrade the Multilateral High School here in Sinoe when we both were Senators, but it did not materialize due to some reasons; but, however, I strongly believe that we will still do more as we jointly work to achieve this mission,” VP Taylor said.
“We know that you are crying for road in the southeast which we understand to be a major problem; but remember that in the absence of education, roads and other national development programs and investments will not be achieved; and as such we should be able to empower the young people through technical and vocational education in Sinoe County under our watch,” Taylor asserted.
“On behalf of the Minister, we can assure you that we will make sure that the Sinoe Multilateral High School is upgraded through the addition of technical and vocational education as part of efforts to provide equal opportunities for the youth community to learn something after the completion of high school,” the Vice President added.
VP Taylor described 2018 as a tough year under the Pro-poor government’s watch, noting that the ‘beginning of everything is difficult,” but assured that President George Weah’s commitment to road connectivity remains strong and as such the citizens should be relaxed as the road project in the southeast will kick-off soon.
The VP thanked the people of Sinoe County for voting for the CDC in the 2017 presidential election, and noted that Sinoe was among counties that voted massively for the CDC in the presidential election, and as such “there is no way that the President and his government will turn their backs on Sinoe County.”
“People of the Southeast should be thankful to President Weah for appointing their own son as Minister of Public Works,” she said, adding, “Minister Nyenpan understands the current situation his people face and, as such, will do his best to deliver the goal of the people through paved roads. As you may be aware Minister Nyenpan is one of Liberia’s best engineers for now.”
Madam Taylor thanked the county leadership and people for the reception accorded her, noting, “I also want to thank Minister Nyenpan and GVL for the arrangement to use their plane this early Friday morning.”
At the same time, the Liberian Vice President has assured the women of Sinoe that beginning March this year loans will be given them to help improve their lives, and promised the government’s commitment to ensuring that the Pro-poor Agenda is achieved.
In response, the citizens thanked the Liberian Vice President for the visit and pledged their fullest cooperation and support to the CDC-led Government. -LINA