Over 5,000 citizens in electoral district#7, Nimba County lack access to basic health facility. The underprivileged citizens lamented their plight recently to presidential hopeful and ex-central bank governor Dr. Joseph Mills Jones during a tour of the votes-rich county.
Nimba County reportedly has a population of 1.2 million people, the second to Montserrado County. The head of women groups from the district told Dr. Jones that two towns outside of Bahn City with a population of over 5,000 namely; Miaplay Yeezlay and Miaplay Bonnah lack access to clinic.
According to Madam Martha Gonkanue, due to the situation they are constrained to tote sick people in hammock from one town to another where there is an available clinic.
The citizens described Dr. Jones’ visit particularly to Miaplay Bonnah as a great relief after they have put before him their plight.
The New Dawn Nimba Correspondent says during the visit of the ex-governor to 17 administrative districts of the county, he was warmly received. Dr. Jones, who ended his tour of Nimba recently, was accompanied on the trip by the Chairman of his Movement for Economic Empowerment or MOVEE party, Dee Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr.
He told the citizens that in order to address their plight; they are required to make a sound decision by joining the party, which is committed to building a better Liberia.
According to the two MOVEE executives, the kind of decision the citizens will make comes October 10, has a propensity to lead them to development or under development.
“It is about time that you the citizens, shine your eyes come October”, they challenged the electorates.
By Franklin Doloquee,Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne