Controversial Mayor of Gompa City, Amos Nya Glehbogeay Suah has announced his resignation from being Mayor of the bustling business city nearly five months after openly pleading with President Weah to maintain him as Mayor.
He made the shock pronouncement on early Saturday, 26 June on a local radio station in the City.
Though the Mayor did not give any reason to back his decision to relinquish his post, but has promised to do so only on Monday, June 28.
What shock citizens the most is that, how can Mayor Suah who was seen openly pleading with President Weah upon his visit to the county back in February to maintain him now discard his post in that manner?
However, an investigation conducted by KMTV News has revealed that there is a serious contention between some aggrieved workers of the City Cooperation and the Mayor.
The source further explained that majority of the workers have complained that Mayor Suah has been single-handedly running the City government alongside his administrative assistant Mr. Africanus Dolo, and cohorts.
According to the source, members of the workforce also accusing the Mayor of constantly selling some public lands within the City, something which they complained is against the City Ordinance and feel undermines the integrity of the City government.
As a result of this, the aggrieved workers formally complained the Mayor to the County Inspector of Nimba, Hon. B. Mack Gblinwon few days back and Saturday evening was set for the first hearing, but the Mayor surprisingly announced his resignation hours before the hearing.
Mr. Suah was appointed as Mayor of Ganta in 2018 by the president of Liberia, Amb. George Weah replacing Mr. Benjamin Doekpa thus becoming the fourth Mayor of the city since the end of the 2003 civil war.
He contested for the representative post of District #1 in the 2017 election but lost to then incumbent Jeremiah Kpan Koung who is now senator.
Ganta or Gompa which is about 201 kilometers away from Monrovia was created as a City in 1978. The city has since grown into one of the busiest trade centers in the country.