Rep. Edwin Snowe Donates 32-Seater Bus To Bomi County


Tubmanburg, Bomi County – It was a show of unity in Tubmanburg over the weekend when Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe (Bomi Dist.#one) donated a 32-seated bus to Bomi County local officials.

Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]

Presenting the bus to the new Superintendent of Bomi, Adama J. Robins, Rep. Snowe said the gesture is his contribution towards easing the transportation constraint face by the county’s leadership.

He stressed that after the heated elections of 2017, it was now time to come together and build the district and county at large.

Rep. Snowe: “Today the campaign is over. We have one government to run and we are all part of the Pro-Poor arrangement because that is the policy of the government. So I have come to give my fullest support. If there are challenges and whatever I can do as a Representative, please don’t hesitate to call me. Let’s work together and move our district, county and country forward because if the government succeeds, we all succeed. If the government fails, we all fail.”

Receiving the vehicle, Superintendent Robins lauded Rep. Snowe and noted that the donation and his continuous support to the district and county at large. He asserted that the car came at a time the county’s administration is grappling with transportation problem.

“Let me say I really appreciate you. Only brave people can do good. Weak minded people don’t do good. We just took over and vehicle is one of our problems. We have one old pick-up from the past Superintendent and is packing because it has problem and need fixing. Only God can pay you. On behalf of my staff and the county, I say thank you,” he noted.

Meanwhile, as part of his engagements over the weekend in the county, Rep. Snowe and the newly appointed Commissioner of Senjeh District, Maima Barclay Free met with the management of Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL) and were assured of the management’s compliance with Legislature’s mandate.

It can be recalled that the House of Representatives in April this year mandated SDPL to live by its concession agreement.

The Plenary, among other things called on SDPL to improve the learning environment at the school run by the plantation by constructing and upgrading the library and laboratory as well as providing good sanitation and hygiene and improved working environment.

The Bomi Lawmaker welcome the company’s compliance and called on management to use his story to improve relationship with residents of the county.

“I am not from Bomi. I don’t speak the local language, but I have a farm here and based on the relationship, the citizens asked me to represent them and today I represent the citizens and they have received me well. Election is over, campaign is over, and we are moving together,” he said.

“There is no segregation. And so if that could happen to me, and if Sime Darby can take care of the citizens and respect the citizens, I believe the citizens will also embraced them and they can have a good relationship,” he admonished.

SDPL General Manger Alikamal Abu Hassan described the meeting as a new beginning and stated that his company will not only comply with lawmakers’ mandate but establish a cordial relationship with the officials and residents of the county.

Hassan noted that the company has done a lot for citizens of the county, but owing to the lack of proper communication, most of these good things remain obscure.

“The main purpose for us coming here is to charter a new beginning. A new beginning to foster a very cordial and good relationship. We are not only complying with plenary

Commissioner Maima Free commended the steps taken by SDPL management and expressed hope that the company will live by its agreement.