Changing Political Field: Senjeh District Petitions Edwin Snowe
Senjeh, Bomi County – Montserrado County District #6 Representative, Edwin Snowe is poised to test his political popularity in another county this time in Bomi as citizens of that county are expected to petition him to contest for District #1 in the pending 2017 general and legislative elections.
Report by Henry Karmo – [email protected]caonline.com
According to some citizens of Bomi, citizens of Senjeh, Dsirtcit #1 are expected to petition lawmaker Snowe today in the Tubmanburg City Hall in Bomi County.
Lawmaker Snowe has twice won the election in 2005 and 2011 in the politically charged Montserrado County District but is this time venturing elsewhere.
The lawmaker currently has a large farm in Bomi County which according to many will help to convince electorates that when elected he will push the interest of district by engaging in activities that will provide jobs for the people.
Although the number of employees working on his farm are not known but accordingly the lawmaker is providing employment for a good number of citizens from the county.
Representative Snowe, who spent parts of his growing up years in Tubmanburg at the St. Dominic Catholic School, has been running the Pumah Farms in addition to his legislative work.
With coverage of almost 1000 acres of palm, the Pumah Farm is already yielding fruits.
Snowe believes agriculture is an investment force for Liberia’s development and should be encouraged at all levels.
A few months ago, the people of Senjeh District, led by the District Commissioner and chiefs from Manoah Chiefdoms hosted Snowe to a special event, where he was gowned and recognized for his investment. The recognition also included bestowing on him the status as citizen.
At the event held at the Beajah Town Hall, in Senjeh District, various groups, including youths, elders and women recognized Snowe’s engagement in the district and welcomed him to work with them in making their lives better.
In respect to the employment opportunities provided by the farms, Paramount Chief Moinama Jah said employment opportunities made available by Snowe have made their young women and men a lot more useful to the community.
Also speaking, District Chairlady Bendu Seh expressed the community’s appreciation for Snowe and his Pumah Farm’s involvement in their community, and called upon him to join them in setting up a vocational institution that will prepare the children for useful occupations.
Snowe, accompanied by an array of friends and family members, expressed great pleasure in the honor bestowed upon him. Snowe: “
As a Liberian, he does not limit his activities in any region, and pledged to continue working in making the district better.
He promised to work with the youths by establishing an automated car washing station in Tubmanburg, promoting the football and kickball teams in Beajah Town, work with women groups to develop a vocational training center and finding additional job opportunities at the Farm.
Snowe also used the occasion for restate his pledge that he will not be seeking re-election in Montserrado County in 2017, but clarified that this would not mark his resignation from politics, as a lot of other opportunities are available to support the development of Liberia.
Representative Snowe was the recipient of a rather huge dose of happiness, when the residents of Senjeh District, Bomi County gowned and recognized him for the changes he has brought in the community.
At a large and festive event held at the Beajah Town Hall, in Senjeh District last Saturday, various groups, including youths, elders and women recognized Snowe’s engagement in the district and welcomed him to work with them in making their lives better.
The event was in response to Snowe’s huge agro investment, wherein he has planted more than 1000 acres of high yielding palm, providing jobs for more than 200 residents of the district.
At the honoring program, Senjeh District Commissioner James Tarpeh joined Manoah Paramount Chiefdom Moinama Jah and other chiefs, where they bestowed upon him the standing as a Bomi citizen.
Paramount Chief Jah thanked Snowe for the employment opportunities he has provided in their community, while District Chairlady Bendu Seh called upon him to join them in setting up a vocational institution that will prepare their children for useful occupations.
Responding to the honor, Rep. Snowe promised to work with the youths in making their lives more meaningful.
Among specific projects that he highlighted was a car washing station in Tubmanburg, jerseys and support for the Beajah football and kickball teams in Beajah Town, development of a vocational training center for women, among others.
Snowe added that because of his investment in the county, he proposes to carry out more activities to make himself more comfortable and at home there.
He used the occasion to indicate that he has a long history in Bomi, having lived with Father Gary and attended the St. Dominic Catholic School in Tubmanburg.