The Margibi County branch of the Liberia Motorcycle Transport Union (LMTU) has declared Representative Ballah G. Zayzay as winner of 2015/2016 golden crown award.
The union said the honor of the Margibi County lawmaker is in recognition of his enormous contribution to the district especially as it relates to improving and empowering commercial motorcyclists.
Speaking during the honoring program over the weekend at the Unification City Sports Stadium, LMTU deputy country coordinator Winston Ford noted that Representative Zayzay is among a number of persons who have always advocated for all commercial motorcyclists to live in the confines of the law within the parameter of district two and the country at large.
He explained that6 in 2010, Representative Zayzay created an avenue for commercial motorcyclists to serve as principal guarantors for a micro loan from International Bank Liberia limited (IB), with the sum of US$10,000.00 giving about three hundred acres of land as collateral and at the end result he pays about LD140, 000.00 to settle the balance payment with the bank due to the insincerity of some members that were empowered.
“When the LMTU decided to embark on the construction of its office, Representative Zayzay contributed five bundles of zinc for the project in Harbel General Market that today all commercial motorcyclist are enjoying in lower Margibi County”, Ford stressed.
He also made mentioned of the two modern parking terminals constructed by their representative to be used by all commercial motorcyclists in that part of the country, thus buying additional four motorbikes for the union, something that is currently benefiting fourteen members of the union.
In appreciation, Representative Ballah Zayzay promised to move the district forward, but stressed that his platform will not change until the completion of the Harbel Community College when he is re-elected by the people in the pending 2017 elections.
He claimed that the honor is not for him to gain popularity as the genesis of his leadership is not limited to the district, but rather his ability to reach out and respond to the needs of less fortunate people in the district.
According to him, his footprint will forever remain in the district and the nation at large, saying, “The few years I spent in office, I was thinking on what to do to prioritize education and the youth of the district.
He vowed to take commercial motorcyclists off the streets to help impact and empower them to be useful citizens who will properly govern the affairs of the state. “I will ensure that commercial motorcyclists become marketable in the country and the world at large,” he added.
The lawmaker also vowed to use the honor as an impetus to help move the district forward in terms of development and other activities. “After being petitioned again by the people, I will continue to poll out crowds because I’m the political pharaohs that will believe my people,” he bragged.
By: R. Joyclyn Wea