A aspirant for Grand Kru County Electoral District One seat, Chris Teah, is calling on the 53rd Liberian Legislature to pass the decentralization bill and the Land Rights Act to enable citizens in rural Liberia have access to land inherited from their ancestors.
He says when residents of rural communities have access to their own inheritance such as land, and benefit from it in terms of development, there will be peace. Mr. Teah made the call recently in Monrovia in an interview with The New Dawn.
The Grand Kru legislative aspirant notes that while every effort is being made to ensure lasting peace prevails among his people, their right to have access to their inheritance should also be ensured for the sustenance of peace.
“As we move towards 2017 general and presidential elections come October”, he continues, “The sustenance of peace among the people of Liberia cannot be over emphasized. Meanwhile, he is calling on the people of Grand Kru to do away with tribal and sectional politics to ensure peaceful elections in the country.