Ellen Praises Religious Leaders…Visits Yallah Market, Healthcare Workers

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked the religious leaders and their various congregations for the continuous prayer for Liberia and its people. She urged them to continue to pray and trust in God.

“I ask us all to keep the faith, to continue to trust in God to do what is right, for I know he’s going to pour his blessings upon us. He’s going to bring us peace and he will ensure that his aspirations will be done,” she prophesied.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader made these brief comments during the ninth edition of the national tarry at Dominion Christian Fellowship Center Central Church on Tubman Boulevard, Oldest Congo Town on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Since April 11, the Center has held a series of tarries praying for peace in the country and this was the last tarry for the year 2014. The next tarry will be on January 9, 2015.

The Bishop of the Center, Dr. Isaac S. Winker, Sr., urged Liberians to be an example of peace of the country is to remain peaceful and stable. He admonished the President Sirleaf and all Liberians to continue to praise God for his bountiful blessings on the nation.

Bishop Winker, Bishop Dr. George Harris and Rev. Mother DaviettaTarnue offer special prayers for President Sirleaf and the nation during the prayer service.

In more presidential news, the Liberian leader participated in the opening of the Henry Yallah Unification Market in Kpainkpa’s Town, lower Montserrado County.

The market, which is the initiative of Bong County Senator Henry Yallah and former president of the Liberia Marketing Association, Mother Geneva Koffa, seeks to enhance the social economic conditions of marketers and create an alternative market that will alleviate overcrowding, traffic congestion and environmental degradation at the Red Light Market, covers a total of 9.7 acres of land which was leased for 30 years.

Speaking during the program, President Sirleaf thanked Senator Yallah and Mother Koffa for the initiative. She pledged US$1,000 to the project. She later led a rally which raised additional funds to begin the project.

The Unification Market is intended to remedy the problems associated with the Red Light Market. Ten acres of land was purchased around the surroundings of the market for the construction of stores, clinic or a hospital; while there is space for the construction of a school and playground for the children of market women. Additional areas have been allotted to serve purposes of adequate garbage collection and waste disposal and the erection of parking lots and a bus station.

Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has thanked healthcare workers who have kept the various clinics and opened, especially during the height of the Ebola crisis.

She made the comments during visits to Bensonville Health Center and the Crozierville Community Clinic in Caryesburg District, lower Montserrado County to assess conditions there, including constraints, and to thank healthcare workers, partners, and volunteers for their services to the country.

At the Bensonville Health Center, the Offier-in-Charge, Lucius Bolley thanked President Sirleaf for the visit and appealed to her for an ambulance and a bus to facilitate their work at the health facility that is serving 45 communities and five clinics in the area.

At the Crozierville Community Clinic, the Officer-in-Charge, James Sumuwood praised the Liberian leader for all she’s doing for healthcare delivery system in the country. He appealed for the renovation of the clinic which hasn’t been given a facelift in a very long time.

At both health facilities, President Sirleaf thanked the healthcare workers for their service to the country and promised to follow-up on their requests. She later presented them with assorted medical supplies and drugs and a token as an appreciation for their sacrificial service to country.

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