Lassana Bamba, Maple Grove, Minn. – In response to a call by the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, the President Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zolu Jallah has arrived in Minnesota, USA.
Senator Jallah arrived at about mid-night on Wednesday to commemorate the celebration of Liberia’s 168th independence slated for this weekend. Liberia celebrated its independence on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
According to a historic website, Link, the United States which was at the time under pressure from Britain, “Hesitantly accepted Liberian sovereignty, making the West African nation the first democratic republic in African history.”
In a sit-down interview at his hotel with Bamba1News on Thursday morning at about 12:30 am, Sen. Jallah said he is depressed to see his country, Liberia, lacking backward in term of development compared to countries he has visited in the West African Sub-region.
The Liberian Senate head said, it is a challenge for all Liberians and their government to form strategies that promote development initiatives. He said ideas provided by individuals will assist in making the West African nation a robust republic.
He encouraged his countrymen and women to emulate Nigerians in the diaspora who contribute substantial amount of their resources to developing their country.
Commenting on his visit, Senator Jallah mentioned that he will address Liberians in Minn. about the prospect of the their country, the challenges, how to collectively make Liberia a competitive nation.
It is not clear what impact his message will have on the Liberian audience in Minn., but Senator Jallah is prepared to present a clearer picture of unfolding situations in Liberia. “It is left with our people to take the message, see if we can work with it to be able to transform the lives of our people.”
In a related development, Senator Jallah as agreed to make an appearance on Bamba1Radio talk-show, “Community & You” at any given time to address concerns of Liberians worldwide.
Based on his busy schedule for the weekend, plans at underway to set a date for his appearance.