Investigation conducted by this paper has revealed that 68 towns and villages with approximately 7000 residents in Bong County lack basic needs such as paved roads, health, power, safe drinking water, education, among others.
The residents are in Gorkporla, District Six Salala, Lower Bong County. Speaking to this paper recently in Vayleheyhen Town, General Town Chief James B. Kolo, said he usually convenes meetings with various chiefs and visits them in the section, but their major cries have been the issues of good health care delivery system; better roads and school as well as safe drinking water, among others.
Chief Kolonarrated that when an individual gets sick or if a pregnant woman were in pain, men of the town usually carried such patients in hammocks to hospital,adding that no vehicle is willing to go to the area for small amount of money because of the deployable road condition and distance.
He lamented that residents of the town usually go at the ballot box during elections and elect people to represent their interest, but upon their ascendency, the elected officials don’t care to do something about their problems despite making lots of campaign promises.
“We can run campaign for all the people; we give them place and all but really they declared this place as polling center which is vayleheyhen but by the time they get in that power, they don’t look behind them again”, he lamented.
Meanwhile, Chief Kolo is appealing to government to help build a clinic for his people, adding that land is already available for such work. By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi – Editing by Jonathan Browne