Liberia: 'We Will Not Fail You'

-Deputy Transport Minister Assures Weah

Deputy Transport Minister for Land and Rail J. Darius Kollie has assured President George Manneh Weah of his unflinching support to working collaboratively with his colleagues at the ministry to raise the needed revenue for government.

"I want to thank President Weah and Minister Samuel Wlue for the preferment, and the supervisory role. But I want to assure our president that we will not fail him in the discharge of our duty as long we remain deputy minister here," he said Wednesday, 15 January during a program.

While being honored by a local group as the outstanding deputy minister, and public servant of the year 2019 for his enormous contribution towards the transport sector, Minister Kollie said the award belongs to the Transport family and not him as an individual.

"This award will serve as a motivation for me, but on the overall it belongs [to] the hard working staff of this Ministry who are out there carrying on their duties in making sure that our roads are freed from accident, and helping the government to raise the necessary revenue," he notes.

Minister Kollie expresses delight in seeing a great transformation within the Ministry of Transport, adding that during the past fiscal year, the ministry generated a little over US$1.2m.

Presenting the certificate of honor to Minister Kollie, the Chairman of the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Liberia Mark Chea said his organization specifically focuses on the working of public officials including the Legislative, Judiciary, and Executive branches.

According to Chea, the selection of Deputy Minister Kollie as public servant of the year was based on his immense contribution and the good work including his robust administrative role during the period under review.

"As you may be aware, the people of Liberia have benefited from a launch of a program for warrant officers and a great partnership with Liberia National Police for the safety of pedestrian," he says.

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