“Backwardness of Bong Development Due To Leadership Bankruptcy” – Martian K. N. Kollie Accuses
A Liberian Youth activist Martin K. N. Kollie has attributed the backwardness of Development in Bong County to the ‘failure’ of the County leadership to adequately seek the interest of the citizens in the county.
Mr. Kollie, accused past and current leaders of the county of doing nothing to positively impact the lives of Bongese, despite the abundance of natural resources that have been mined by companies in the county.
“Do you know the deposit of natural resource under our ground? I’m a citizen of Bong County and I have done a lot of research on the number of natural resources deposited under our ground? But the county has been victimized as a result of leaders bankruptcy,” he averred.
Meanwhile, the controversial youth activist has expressed descending opinion of the division Bong County.
“I disagree with Senator Henry W. Yallah and his followers who want to divide our county.”
He said the backwardness of the county in turn of development has nothing to do with division, but it has to do with bad leaders who are still in the corridor of the county.
The tough-talking youth activist has strongly called on citizens of the county not to allow selfish politicians to use them for pecuniary gain as opposed to protecting their citizens’ best interest.
Mr. Kollie reacting to a draft bill submitted to the legislature by Bong County Senator Henry Yallah, seeking to give a county status to lower Bong, said the bill is only intended to cause conflict and resentment among the people of Bong County.
Mr. Kollie made the statement recently in Salala lower Bong County during the induction ceremony of the Salala District Student Union in the county.
It can be recalled that in 2018 Senator Yallah proffered a bill that a county status should be given to lower Bong.
According to Senator Yallah, when the bill passed into law, Bong County will be divided into two segments making lower Bong a County on its own while upper Bong will remain the original Bong County.
Explaining the importance of the bill to media gurus in Sanoya Town in District#7, Senator Yallah indicated that the bill is intended to bring rapid development to lower Bong County.
“We have a foot mark called the county development fund (CDF), and the county development fund is cut across the country with two hundred thousand each. Between you and me, do you see fairness between Rive Cess and Bong County having two hundred thousand each?
The country’s national budget is a bulk-based financial plan that doesn’t regard the population and demography of a county in terms of the distribution of the country’s national cake,” Senator Yallah added.
Meanwhile, the Bong County Senator controversial bill was forwarded to the committee room for proper screening at the Liberian Senate.