By: Nathaniel Success Topkah
The County Inspector of Nimba, B. Mac Gbliwon, is appealing to leaders of the county to a abandon their differences for the sake of development.
Hon. Gbliwon believes that the existence of misunderstanding among leaders, especially the members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus is a major factor for the slow pace of development in the county.
” This is not good for our people and the development of our county. The issue of going to court is not only about who wins or who losses, it’s about the time that is wasted.” Said Hon. Gbliwon.
According to the County Inspector, it is not possible for a given society to experience any development when its leaders who shoulder the responsibilities of making critical decisions to better the lives of the masses are in confusion.
His call comes in the wake of what appears to be a perpetual war of words amongst some members of the Caucus in recent time.
” We’ve tried our weak ways. We’ve gone to Monrovia to sit and talk to our Lawmakers to see how best the case can be withdrawn from the court, but I see no good results.” Inspector Gbliwon said.
Since the conduct of dramatic and stage managed PMC Election at the Nimba County Council Sitting in August this year, some aggrieved members of the Caucus including tough talking District #8 Representative Larry P. Younquoi, District #2’s Prince O. S. Tokpah and the Secretary General of the Caucus, Hon. Samuel G. Korgar have challenged the result of the election in Court.
Argument has never ceased between the three lawmakers on one side and Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, Chairman of the Caucus and the other six lawmakers on the other hand.
The contention is being triggered by the manner and form in which the process was handled by Senator Johnson.
The three lawmakers initially took the matter to the 8th Judicial Circuit in Sanniquellie, Nimba county and subsequently to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia, something which Hon. Gbliwon says, is hindering the growth and development of the county.
Therefore, the Nimba County Inspector in a conversation with Voice of Gompa on Monday, October 19, implored the leaders to overlook their individual and political differences to give development a chance.
” We continue to stand on the back of our lawmakers for them to see reason to put their differences aside so that development can start in the county.” He concluded.
The County Council Sitting in August, was Nimba’s first in two years but ever since the sitting the elected PMC leadership are yet to start their respective functions due to the present situation.
This has thereby caused doors of opportunities to still be closed on major developments in the county because the Project Management Committee (PMC) oversees all the development activities within the county.
Harris Y. Yeanamie, Sam G. Ta-Krua Jr. and Richard Nyeingar were elected as respective Chairman, Treasurer and Comptroller at the level of the PMC.