Lib: Safe passage a priority

A visiting VIP delegation experienced the difficulty of getting from boat to land at Lib Island this past weekend to attend the Lib Island Local Government inauguration. Photo: Hilary Hosia.

President David Kabua assured the people of Lib Island that his government would prioritize working on the ocean passage during the inauguration of the Lib local government last Sunday.

Kabua and his delegation witnessed firsthand the difficulty of navigating in and out of the pass upon arrival at the island following a two hour boat ride from Ebeye.
The president’s message derived from parliament member Joe Bejang’s plea two weeks ago in Nitijela to create safe passage to Lib.

Following the inauguration ceremony, Kabua and his delegation toured the island of fewer than 100 people — they picked oranges from an orange tree and got to see the one-of-a-kind lake located in the middle of the island.

Bejang honored outgoing mayor Odrikawa Jatios for taking on the roles of mayor and senator while his father, former Nitijela Member Jerakoj Bejang, was sick and could not perform Nitijela duties toward the end of the last term of Nitijela.
Jatios conducted a change of command by handing incoming Mayor Lee Bejang an oar.

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