The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Carter Center have ended a one day peace conversation between traditional leaders of Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties geared towards total unity between the two counties.
According to MIA authorities, the meeting was held in Gbao administrative district, Grand Gedeh County which brought together several persons including some officials from the two counties administration including Zoes. The Grand Gedeh meeting was the return-leg of similar meeting which took place in Nimba in 2014. The meeting is part of the Ministry's continuous engagement effort with traditional and community leaders to sustain harmony in Liberia. During the meeting, participants were encouraged to share work experiences, identify shared challenges as well as find solutions together. Deputy Internal Affair Minister for Administration, Varney A. Sirleaf, led the MIA team along with Deputy Minister for Operations Hon. Gbeme Horace-Horace, while the Carter Center was represented by its Chief of Party Mr. Pewee Flomoku among others. The Carter Center, in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the National Council of Chiefs and Elders (NCCEL) and other partners seeks to strengthen local governance by providing regular training on the Rule of Law, Dispute Resolution, Leadership, and inclusive governance to local and National Chiefs, women and youth. These approaches are then applied through The Carter Center's supported town hall meetings and conflict intervention undertaken by chiefs at both local and Nationals.