Upon his arrival from the United States of America recently, Margibi County District #2 Representative Ivar Kokulo Jones briefed his Constituents about his month-long trip and benefits attached.
Rep. Jones who departed the Country for the United States of America on July 7, 2019 addressed the media and hundreds of his supporters at the Roberts International Airport. Upon his arrival, Rep. Jones said he was invited by a group of Liberians under the banner “The Association of Firestone Residents In The Americas (AFIRA) to grace its 4th Annual Reunion Convention.
Hon. Jones “A few days ago I was given an invitation, citizens of Harbel who have lived, who were born and who have worked here and today reside in the United States of America called me to be a part of their convention”
The Lawmaker revealed that while in America, he made a series of representations on behave of the citizens of the District and they stand to benefit from those representations.
He indicated that his citizens stand to benefit from the construction of a modern Library valued at about two hundred and forty thousand United States dollars (US$249,000) to be implemented by AFIRA.
“Today citizens that reside in America could have said that they are no longer coming back here but through inspiration, knowing their mother’s home they have gone to a convention and decided to build a modern Library for the first time in District #2 Margibi County” he asserted.
According to him, the group has decided to break ground for the project in February of 2020 in Cotton Tree Lower Margibi County. The Margibi Lawmaker also disclosed that he was given an invitation to participate in a program organized by All Liberian in Minnesota (OLM) in which there was a fundraising rally intended to provide scholarship for Liberians.
Speaking further, Rep. Jones noted that he also met a City Mayor in one of the States in America who is a Liberian identified as Wilmot Collins as well as Elizabeth Gawor who has decided to provide some medical supply for the District.
Additionally, the Lawmaker said he engaged one Jennifer Tolbert who has decided to give instructional materials (books) to the District.
Hon. Jones at the same time said while in American he was given a certificate of honor for the job he has done and continues to do in the District something he added does not belong to him but it rather belongs to the people of the District.
He used the occasion to call on citizens of the District and Margibians as a whole to be united stating, ‘if it had not been for the unity we amalgamated to carry the District we are today; it wouldn’t have been possible’.
“We are saying to you we can make it together like we said change must come, but together we can. It is now time for development in District #2, Margibi County and Liberia” he said.
The Lawmaker explained that today they can boast of a District Development Council that has for the first time constructed a District Office in Margibi County. The Representative recounted that he is committed to remitting 50% of his salary to the District Council for direct District development.
He meanwhile thanked the citizens of the District for maintaining the peace while he was away. Rep. Jones, on the other hand, express regret over the flood that occurred in the District days before his arrival assuring the citizens that he will always be there for them as it has been in the past.