Nimba County Electoral District Eight Representative, Larry P. Younquoi is calling for the 'rebranding' of Nimba County in order to make it more acceptable to all for speedy development activities.
Representative Younquoi, speaking to a team of reporters following the induction ceremony of officials of the Garr Kwa-Doo Organization, said such process is good for the forward movement of the county.
“I am calling for the remodeling or rebranding of Nimba and so what is happening is part of strategies we can use to present our county differently. If we have grass root organizations coming together for the purpose of building consensus, I am happy with it,”
“Nimba should be repackaged and should not be known as a war-like county. Nimba should not be known as area where rebels come from. Nimba should not be known as where people only unite in the face of hard times, but when there are good times, they are not together,”
According to the Nimba lawmaker, it is time Nimbaians work collaboratively for the development of the county. He named some of the benefits of togetherness as good political leadership, food security, good road connectivity, sound education system as well as peace and tranquility.
“Now that we don't have war in the country, we need to come together with one vision for the improvement of the county. The only way we can transform our county is by coming together with development agenda once at a time.”
Commenting on the pending draw down of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Representative Younquoi said as member of the House' committee on budget, they have increased the amount allotted for the security sector.
“Portion of the money is essentially place there to enhance the works of the security in the absence of UNMIL in order to fill the gap. UNMIL has helped our security sector to be trained to some extent.”