The office of Bong County Senator Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa has sharply reacted to a publication in the Monday 13 May 2019 edition of The Monrovia Times quoting a “handful” of citizens of Gou Town, Meinquelleh Clan, Zota District, Bong County.
The handful of Gou citizens alleged that Senator Tokpa has abandoned development projects promised them.
They also alleged that the Senator has failed to better their lives as he promised them if he wins or loses the elections in 2014 and 2018 respectively.
It can be recalled that The Monrovia Times on Monday, May 13, 2019 carry a story with the caption : GOU CITIZENS DECRY MARGINALIZATION FROM SENATOR -ACCUSING HIM FOR ABANDONING DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS PROMISES
But the office of Senator Tokpa has described the allegations as false and misleading and only intended to tarnish the hard-earned character that he has worked to build over the years.
The office of the senator says at no time Dr. Tokpa ever went to Gou and promised the people of Gou town anything in particular in both 2014 and 2018.
A release says though Dr. Tokpa did not win the 2014 special senatorial election, he carried out meaningful development projects across the county including Gou Town.
Development Projects implemented by Dr. Tokpa in Gou Town include, the construction of wells and the rehabilitation of old ones, the construction of the road from Gbansue to Gou Town which was done in collaboration with former representative candidate, James Paye, the donation of medical supplies and equipment to the Clinic in Gbansue where citizens of Gou town go for medical treatment.
The release further noted that Senator Tokpa remains committed to bettering the lives of all Bong County Citizens including those from Gou Town through representation, law-making, and oversight.
He wants members of the media to be professional by balancing their stories before publication and called on citizens of Bong County to do away with vices that have the propensity of undermining development in the county.