President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended the Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority for the construction of the Omega Market Village in Paynesville and described the organization as a “True Partner” whose dedication, commitment and passion contributed to the realization of the project.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader was speaking on Saturday, July 23, 2016 when she officially dedicated the Omega Market Village in Paynesville City outside Monrovia. The Liberian leader disclosed that there is a role map in place that will lead to a full relocation of marketers from the densely populated Red-light Market to the Omega Village. She said there are plans by government to expand and complete the Omega Market village project in 2017. She stressed the need to take ownership of the Village to ensure that it is maintained properly. The Liberian leader called on the Business Community to erect stores and business including educational facilities at the Omega Village to meet the needs of the marketers and their associates. Receiving the keys to the Omega Market Village Project, President Sirleaf said the marketers can begin using the facility, until it can be fully completed by 2017. President Sirleaf requested authorities of the Liberia Marketing Associations and the Liberia National Police to ensure that commercial trucks drivers currently congesting the Red light Market be made to start using the Omega market facility to unload goods and services brought outside of the city limits. She used the occasion to commend all those who made good their contributions to Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority for lending financial and moral support to the construction of the Omega Market Village. Meanwhile, President also Sirleaf dedicated and cut ribbons to the newly constructed modern state of the Art Police Station in the ELWA Community - Electoral District No. 6, where she said although this year’s July 26 celebration was meant to take place in three counties in Southeastern Liberia but budgetary constraints, the celebrations were truncated. She said she was truly delighted to see a well-constructed Police Station that represents what she had wanted to see as a development project ready for dedication. President Sirleaf used the occasion to commend authorities of the Liberia National Police for the construction of the facility, which indicates Liberia’s preparedness to take over the country’s security ownership from UNMIL. Speaking further, she pledged government’s support in furnishing the Station with everything the station needs to function. For his part, Police Director Col. Massaquoi thanked President Sirleaf for her leadership and promised to effectively use the facilities as requested by the President. As part of her dedicatory tour, President Sirleaf visited the Mount Barclay Children Rescue Center where she commended the Proprietor, Mr. Alexander Collins for helping to mold the minds of children to be good future leaders and presented several assorted food items including rice and fish as 26 celebration gifts. In a related development, the Liberian leader visited the 72nd Community, where she turned on the new installed lights undertaken by the Liberia Electricity Corporation with support from the World Bank. She thanked the Management of LEC Management and the World Bank for the project adding, “When we spoke of small today and big light tomorrow, this was what we were referring to”. She said: “Today you have lights in your homes and community but we want to assure you of big light tomorrow”. The Liberian leader assured citizens and residents of the 72ndCommunity of government’s commitment to turning the Mount Coffee Hydro Power on -come December 2016 The tour also took her to the Kids Educational Engagement Project, (KEEP) on the Duport Road where she admonished students to take their lessons seriously, learn how to love their country and be nationalistic as well as the GSA Road, where she inspected the Ride Health Motor Vehicle Garage.