President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf has hailed the Mayor of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC), Madam Cyvette M. Gibson, for her strong desire towards development.

President Johnson-Sirleaf recalled that since Madam Gibson took over at the helm of the city of Paynesville, transformation has taken place in the city.

The Liberian leader was speaking Tuesday, June 30 at ceremony marking the official dedication of the Duport Road Beautification Project in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

“There is nothing more I can say other than what previous speakers have said, that is to thank the mayor for her farsightedness towards these kinds of developmental initiatives. I appreciate you so much for this and many more that you continue to do in this city,” said the Liberian chief executive as she continued to rain praises on the PCC’s boss.

She urged others, especially residents of Paynesville to join this transformation process, which Madam Gibson has begun by supporting her in all endeavors.

However, she challenged the PCC’s boss to now begin seeing different areas such as Duport Road Cemetery and then think about possible development project that would suit those places.

President Johnson-Sirleaf also urged residents of Paynesville, especially residents of the Duport Road Community to take ownership of the project by always keeping it clean.   

“Now that this beautiful project has been brought to you, I urge you to please keep it clean. This is meant for you and it is only you that can take care of it,” added the Liberian leader.

Giving a brief overview of the project, PCC’s boss Madam Gibson said the project came as a result of a challenge posed by President Johnson-Sirleaf to the Paynesville City authorities to take development to other parts of the country.

According to her, the challenge was posed to the city authorities during the dedication of the ELWA Rendering Project.

She disclosed that funding for the construction of the Duport Road Beautification Project was provided by the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORPS).

“Madam President, I want to thank you for your challenge. The result you are seeing here today is as a result of your challenge. I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to NASSCORPS for providing us the funding to carry on this project,” the PCC’s Mayor said.

The Paynesville City Mayor also lauded the hard working employees of the PCC for their strong commitment and dedication to duty.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of NASSCORPS, Madam MiattaBeysolow, said the project is part of the quality of good life.

“By building these places, we are making a better place for our lives, especially for our children. If we build these places, we would bring down the stress and prolong our lives,” Madam Beysolow said.

Madam Beysolow, who is also a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, pointed out that such project is a good beginning of a sound economic foundation.

Also in separate remarks, Representatives Thomas Fallah and Henry BoimaFahnbulleh of Montserrado County District #5 and 4, thanked President Johnson-Sirleaf for giving the City of Paynesville a youthful and development oriented leader.

Both Districts # 4 and 5 of Montserrado County are directly situated in the city of Paynesville.

The Montserrado County lawmakers, among other things, pledged that they will do everything they can to ensure that the Paynesville City gets a bigger budget in the National Budget.

Meanwhile, a youth group under the banner of Federation of Paynesville Youth (FEPAY) at the occasion gowned the Paynesville City Mayor for her continued commitment in bringing development to their city.

The President of the youth group, Mr. Onisemus James, stated that Madam Gibson has shown distinction between her and other past city mayors in the city through her great developmental initiatives.

“We, as youth of this city, are happy with your work Madam Mayor, and we want to say this in a special manner by gowning you at this unique ceremony. Since you took over this city, you have shown great passion for youth development and empowerment,” noted Mr. James.