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Friends of Sondah (FOS) Embarks on the Renovation of the Paramount Chief Office in the Chiefs’ Compound Sanniquellie

"We see this as a compelling need, as sons and daughters of Nimba to give back to our county in areas of necessity. And as a child growing up in Sanniquellie City in those days, I've always had a specific admiration and reverence for elders and the 'age-keepers' of our community"-Atty Sondah Geepea Wilson
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By: Radio Nimba Jy FM 99.5Mhz

Edited & posted by: Edmund C. Gbarwee/Nimba D-9 TV/nimbad9tv2018@gmail.com

Sanniquellie, Nimba Liberia:- :The Friends of Sondah (FOS), a political and humanitarian movement in Nimba County Electoral District Two (2) has embarked on the renovation of the Paramount Chief’s offices  in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.

The initiative which is backed by the slogan: “Restoring the Dignity of our Forefathers” is  aimed at “restoring the dignity of historic homes of local leaders and elders”.

The building that hosts the paramount chief and his corps of officers, whose responsibility is to steer the traditional and customary affairs of the district, has been subjected to profuse leakages for several years now. This issue caught the attention of the leadership of the FOS Movement, including its political leader, Madam Sondah Geepea-Wilson, which led to the movement’s decision to rehabilitate it.

“We see this as a compelling need, as sons and daughters of Nimba to give back to our county in areas of necessity. And as a child growing up in Sanniquellie City in those days, I’ve always had a specific admiration and reverence for elders and the ‘age-keepers’ of our community. Therefore, I saw this as a weighty burden on my shoulders, passing here every day, seeing the appalling condition of this facility and doing nothing about it. Politics aside, I see this initiative as a way of giving back to our elders, chiefs and to reawaken our ancestral heritage”, Madam Geepea-Wilson explained when she talked to journalists in Sanniquellie.

The first phase of renovation began with the replacement of damaged roofing sheets and ceiling tiles.

The second phase, according to the FOS, will kick-off in the soonest possible time, though the movement did not specify when the venture will kick off.

It can be recalled, few months ago the FOS rehabilitated the monument of the late Hon. Jackson F. Doe Sr. and beautified the park at the administrative building in Sanniquellie, an expedition that was lauded by residents of Sanniquellie Mah Administrative District and parts adjacent.

The political leader of the FOS has meanwhile admitted that her political and humanitarian movement is committed to restoring the vision of the founding fathers of Nimba and sustaining the “legacy of the forebears of the district and county”.

Madam Geepea-Wilson then noted that the ‘KWAWELLEH’ Platform rests on the shoulders of it’s forerunners.

Sanniquellie is the capital city of Nimba County in Sanniquellie-Mahn District,Nimba County Electoral District Two(2) Liberia. It is located in the north-east of the country. Sanniquellie was named by native Kpelle people who were sent to the north of the Liberia as border troops (later the Liberian Frontier Force) to defend the internal stability of the country in the middle of the 19th century.

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