Dumboy Festival ends in Grand Bassa
By T. Alexander Bealded
December 16, 2008
Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County: The three day event in Grand Bassa County was highly colorful with the President of Liberia kicking off the start of the dumboy fest.
Superintendent Julia Duncan Cassell at the close of the second day of the Dumboy Fest announced the launching of an Education Endowment Fund.
According to her, the fund would be used to subsidize the on going county college project something that has already being chartered by the National Legislature.
Several dignitaries from the three branches of government and autonomous agencies and companies operating in the county were in attendance.
At least twenty thousand United States dollars was received in cash and pledges amidst a lot of fun.
All kind of dumboy, from the fufu & soup, to plantain and cassava flourished around the corners well decorated by Cocola Factory, a soft drink company and UNMIL personnels in the county.
Cross section of citizens converged at the fair ground to take a foretaste of the multi-colored event that has for long been narration of the county since the last agriculture fair in the 80’s.
The college project is expected to be one of the utmost achievements of county authorities under the UP led government.
When started, the issue of mass exodus of students from Buchanan to Monrovia is anticipated to subside.
In Monrovia, the student population has a lot of constraints: housing, transportation and feeding just to name a few.
What many term as the most regrettable following the dumboy fest which ended with an intercessory service was Bassa’s loss to Margibi three goals to nil.
Superintendent Cassell just before the game had asked religious leaders at the service to extend special prayers for the team.
While at the Dumboy Fest, Biofuels also known as Palm Bay an oil company in the county has already started the ball rolling by giving the team one thousand dollars for a good start.
Faces of gloom and weariness were seen after the match when the both Bassa teams lost.
Click here to see snap shots from the Dumboy Fest - (Culled from TLC Africa).
About the Author
T. Alexander Beadlded is from Grand Bassa County. He is a graduate of St. Peter Claver Catholic School in Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. Alexander is currently a student at the United Methodist University in Monrovia. Mr. Beadlded can be reached by email at: email@example.com