Credible sources have hinted The Analyst that President George Manneh Weah and his caravan of officials and supporters take to the countryside again in continuation of his nationwide tour. According to reports, it is said that as it was for three weeks, from February 13 to March 2, Monrovia will empty itself into the hinterland, this time on the Western flank of the country, which is reportedly jostling to receive the President and entourage.
Counties bracing themselves for the President’s second leg nationwide tour include Bomi, Gbarpolu and Grand Cape Mount.
While in those counties, President Weah is expected to, for the first time since his election in 2017, reach out to the local populations to say “Thank You” for their confidence reposed in him to lead Liberia, emerging victorious in a political race contested by nearly two dozen politicians, including the then ruling Unity Party.
The President’s attempt to reach out to the people during the last three years was hindered by the harsh economic environment inherited and later the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease.
The Liberian leader will also inspect a horde of new public projects and dedicate several others earmarked by his administration.
His first tour took him to central, northern and southeastern parts of Liberia.
Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Maryland and Grand Kru counties put up celebratory shows welcoming the President and entourage that many pundits say will remain in the depth of history for a very long time for clamorous, ecstatic and joyous natures amongst the local populations.
During those visits which constituted the first leg of the President’s countryside tours, many projects were dedicated while the president broke grounds for and initiated countless others in each of the counties.
Though the President expressly intended the tours to thank the rural people for electing him, it all turned out to be a grand fanfare of colorful hospitalities from the people and with reciprocal spontaneous development cascaded by the President.
While the first six counties visited are still counting the benefits of the President’s visit, the President must be pondering how his thank-you visit became like a birthday party for him and his government.
As the pedestal of presidential visits into the hinterland turns to the West, it is unclear how it may fare as compared to the first visit.
Some skeptics contend there will be little to expect from Bomi, Gbarpolu and Grand Cape counties. However, there are others who postulate that the three counties, having followed and learned from their counterparts in the North and East, are resolving to do something extraordinary never seen before.
Counties that may be on the offing of the President’s tours after visiting the West are Sinoe, River Gee, Grand Bassa, Lofa and Margibi.
There are sources that posit that Lofa and Margibi might be clustered into the third leg, while Sinoe, Grand Bassa and River Cess might be in the fourth. This is left to be confirmed.