Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Executive Governor, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones last Friday got a heroic welcome In Greenville where he went to open the CBL’s fourth rural banking institution with thousands of Sinoean turning out amidst a heavy down pour of rain.
Entering the City of Greenville, Dr. Jones and entourage including the County’s Legislative Caucus were welcomed by multitude of citizens along the route from Po River to the administrative building where the Sinoe Rural Community Finance Institution was dedicated and opened to the public.
From the Sinoe Rural Community Finance Institution the horde gradually moved to the J. Dominic Bing City Hall on Robert Street where another crowd waited with patience to receive Dr. Jones and entourage.
At a program dubbed the dedication of the Sinoe Rural Community Bank and home coming of Dr Jones to the county also brought together thousands of citizens from the seven districts of the county for the first time since the end of the Liberian Civil War in 2003.
The County’s Superintendent, Mr. Thomas Romeo Quiah welcomed home Dr. Jones, a citizens of the county and noted that Sinoe has always contributed meaningfully to the development of Liberia.
He noted that Sinoe has produced a Vice President, a Chief Justice and now Governor J. Mills Jones, Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia.
Superintendent Jones lauded Governor Jones for his immense contribution to the economic transformation of Liberia; evidenced of the fact that he is encouraging the economic inclusion of all by extending rural banking services to all parts of the country.
The Sinoe Superintendent noted that the coming home of Dr. Jones is a blessing for the county and asked Sinoeans to reconcile and move the county forward.
Also speaking on behalf of the Sinoe Legislative Caucus, Represented Jeremiah Macauley praised Governor Jones for coming home and noted that the Governor’s homecoming has brought reconciliation among the people of the county.
Rep. Macauley urged Governor Jones to convey the message from the people of Sinoe to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that the county seriously needs road-connectivity. Governor Jones, for his part expressed gratitude to the people of Sinoe for the red carpet welcome accorded him at home.
Dr. Jones noted that a new day has dawned in Sinoe and asked the people of the county to reconcile their differences in a bid to foster development initiatives. He noted that now that the mid-term election is over it is time for all to put aside their differences for the development of the county.
He stressed that his message to the people is a message of hope in moving the people from the valley of poverty through hard work. He also held a major reconciliation meeting with the people of Sinoe especially the Sarpo and Kru people of the county.
Early at the dedicatory ceremony of the newly established Sinoe Community Rural Finance Institution, three members of the CBL Board of Governors joined Executive Governor Jones in assuring the people of being a part of the country’s financial inclusion evidence of the opening of the bank.
Governor Jones was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Sinoe County Senators Milton Teahjay and Joseph Nagbe, Dr. Charles Clarke as well as other dignitaries hailing from the county.
During the visit, a friendly football match in honor of Dr. Jones between Grand Gedeh and Sinoe Counties was held ending at one all; reports Timothy T. Seaklon.