The Grand Bassa University Student Union, a local student group is calling on the Bassa Legislative Caucus to take the County’s issues seriously in the quest for transformation.
The student union said its attention has been drawn to issues relative to the County’s developmental agenda, transformational engagement plan, and the role to its social, political, and economic progress.
Since statutory laws are enacted by legislative body to improve the living standard of citizens, the tangibles are to be seen.
According to a press statement, the Grand Bassa University Student Union expresses serious disappointment over the manner and fashion in which the Legislative Caucus is proceeding with the affairs of the county.
The caucus is expected to get involve with critical debates relative to the increment of huge budgetary allotment for the county rather than getting involved with personality crisis, it said.
The union said due to refusal of the legislators to enact better laws, Grand Bassa County being one of the oldest counties in Liberia lacks human resource and infrastructure in terms of development.
“Our mothers, sisters, fathers and other relatives hailing from various districts of the county walked 10n to 15 hours distances before getting access to market places, hospital, school, and other relevant areas of the county”, the union noted.
According to the students, Grand Bassa is without electricity, safe drinking water, farm-to-market roads, clinics, and market places.
“Many of our people sell fufu, coconut, palm wine, and make other businesses before their nutritional happiness can be met.”
In the world of globalization and communication, many of our people do not have access to communication, they added.
The students said lawmakers from the county traveled many times abroad, but these trips yield no benefit for the people of Grand Bassa.
Some county officials earned over US$15,000 monthly and still renege on their responsibility to the people.
“In order to have a better Bassa, our attention should be drawn to human resource development thereby contributing huge budgetary support to the Community College, the Grand Bassa University Student Union and the organization of motivational and informative events among grade students.
The union said it remains focus, committed, and consistent in engaging the county leadership until the right things are done in Grand Bassa County. Press Statement