Heritage (Monrovia)

9 June 2014

Liberia: Ellen Nudges Liberians to Be Hard Working, Honest

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has challenged Liberians to be committed and dedicated to the rebuilding of their country through hard work and honesty.

She observed that the development of Liberia depends on Liberians, noting that Liberians should learn to work together, no matter their political and ideological differences, to move the nation forward.

The Liberian leader was speaking Friday when she dedicated the National Social Security Corporation building, "NASSCORP-House", located at the ELWA Junction in the Monrovia suburb of Paynesville.

She said the construction of NASSCORP-House by a Liberian company signifies what Liberians can do in rebuilding their country, noting that if all Liberians work with commitment, honesty, sincerity and love for country, they will get Liberia to where it should be.

She described the NASSCORP-House as a transformation that every Liberian should be proud of, noting that critics of the government will continue to say that "this is nothing", adding, "They will continue because the government will begin to dedicate more infrastructure projects around the country."

President Sirleaf then announced the granting of the contract to renovate the Executive Mansion to the Liberian company, Ecocon, which constructed the NASSCORP-House.

The Liberian Executive Mansion was gutted by fire while President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her visiting counterparts from Ghana and Ivory Coast were celebrating the 159th anniversary of Liberia's Independence Day on July 26, 2006 in the building in Monrovia.

The President has since conducted the affairs of state from the Foreign Ministry building.

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