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|Published on January 21, 2011||Email To Friend Print Version
By: Buxton A. Davies
A junior senatorial aspirant from Nimba County, Mr. Thomas S. Grupee, has assured citizens that 30 % of the US$1.5 million development fund allotted to the county by AcelorMittal will be directed toward improving the educational sector of the county
Speaking to The Informer before his departure for the United States recently, Mr. Grupee said he believes that Liberia cannot sustain itself without the resources in Nimba County.
He assured the citizens that he is the candidate that will make proper use of the county's development funds as he promises to work with them collectively.
As urged Liberians to redirect the country's natural resources to the needy areas so as to rebuild it following years of devastating civil war.
The junior Senatorial aspirant further promised that if elected, he will provide the leadership that is needed by the people of Nimba as he will always be an advocator for them.
Outlining his vision, Mr. Grupee stressed on judiciary, advocating for good education, constitutional reform systems among others. Though he resides in the United States of Americas, he noted that he can be considered in Nimba as a stranger, but not an alien because, according to him, he entrenched himself in the traditional cultures of the county and Liberia as a whole.
The former President of the Nimba Union and Chairman of the Board for the United Nimba Citizens Council in the USA claimed he aided in initiating the effort of unifying citizens of Nimba and Grand Gedeh.
Mr. Grupee however regretted why the two ethnic groups should be divided and therefore called on them to let bye-gone be bye-gone.
They should think about the future he added. He disclosed that in recent times, Nimba and Grand Gedeh citizens met in Stanton Island and Philadelphia in the USA where they constituted a committee headed by Hon. Bai Gbala in order to reconcile the citizens of the two counties. Reconciliation, according to the aspirant, is an going process to achieve genuine peace in Liberia.
Commenting on the recent health condition of the standard bearer of the National Union for Democratic Progress (NUDP), Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, on whose ticket Mr. Grupee intends to run, said him of the need of periodical medical checkup.
He called on all NUDP partisans to redouble their efforts as he assures them that he is the candidate that will redeem them. He appealed to all Liberians to take advantage of the Voters' Registration process by registering at the designated centers.
Mr Grupee who hails from Zoatoe, Nimba County, holds a BA degree in Finance, MA in Business Administrations, Boston Massachusetts. He operates a financial services business is the former CEO of the T and G transport system in Liberia.