Speaking during programs to mark the end of the year 2012 at which the two elders were gowned, at Vayenglay Town, Wialay Clan, Soe Chiefdom, Twah River in Electoral District #4 on January 1, 2013, the Statutory Superintendent of Gbhlay-Geh Administrative District, Daniel Bartuah Bartuah emphasized that Representative Yealu who hails from Vayenglay has decided to honour: Grualee Togbay, Nuah Wandua and Dialeh Leamah.
He described the honorees as astute fathers for their prudent guidance of the sons and daughters of the town. The statutory superintendent of the who is regarded as the District's longest serving Administrator heaped praises on Representative Yealu for his numerous contributions to the development of the district since he took office nearly a year, adding that Hon. Yealu is relating to the district well and has made himself accessible to all, which are attributes that would make any administrator to want to work with him.
“It has been proven that from all indications, Representative Yealu will deliver the deliverables and lay solid bases in the electoral district,” the Statutory Superintendent asserted.
In response, Nuah Wnadua one of the honored elders thanked Garrison Yealu Senior, the father of Rep. Yealu for the honor bestowed on them, stating that “the training you gave to Garrison Jr. has brought pride not only to the Yealu family, Vayenglay town, Wialay Clan, and Soe Chiefdom in this district. He noted that the honoring program is the fruit of Yealu senior's honest labour.”
Elder Wandua extended thanks and appreciation to Hon. Bartuah and the rest of the district administrators for the sound leadership that they continue to provide, adding that “leading is a team work. He said “we believe strongly that it is this leadership's hard work that has brought us where we are, we pray that you hold together for the development of the Gbehlay-Geh district tomorrow.”
He cautioned the youth to do away with envy and gossip amongst themselves, as envy and gossip can destroy any meaningful society.
“The secrets that hold us together here when we were at your age are, we give away our rights for our respect; we hail anybody in his/her area of specialty, and know that leadership is designated only to one person at a time.”
Elder Wandua urged the youth to unite and work for the common good of their mother land.
Giving a special remark at the program, the Paramount chief of Soe chiefdom, Moses B. Kruah, said what he admires the most nowadays is that many young people are honoring their parents while they are still alive. He said: “this practice is worth commenting on as it means that in honoring, one reaps what one has sown.
He added that what annoys him is that people are using the bereavement of their family members to raise money, and this is being done in the form of merry making.
Speaking to an Informer newspaper reporter on January 1, 2013 after the honoring program, Hon. Garrison Yealu said that as a people-centered Representative of their area, when his people are happy he is happy. He stated that “I will do all within my reach to make my people happy at all times”.
A highlight of the program was the gowning of several elders in Nimba traditional attires as part of the honoring program.