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Bong Rep. Warns Again Divisive Politics

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The Representative of Electoral District #2 in Bong County, Prince Karmue Moye, has frowned at some politicians for fuelling conflict, especially during electioneering periods. Representative Moye said hate speeches and character assassination have become a way of political life for some politicians, thereby dividing the electorates.

The Bong County Lawmaker  spoke last weekend at the first anniversary of the Yeindawoin Concerned Citizens Movement (YCCM) in Electoral District #2.

Serving as guest speaker, he noted that reconciliation can only be accomplished when the people of the county are unified, stressing that as Liberia approaches elections, reconciliation and co-existence should be the message of politicians. He called on citizens not to listen to politicians, who have nothing to offer, but divisive and false representation of other potential candidates.

He presented thirty-five thousand Liberian Dollars to the Yeindawoin Town School project, seven bundles of zinc to several town projects and eight thousand Liberian Dollars to the YCCM rally. The first anniversary of the Yeindawoin Concerned Citizens Movement was held under the theme: ‘reconciliation’.

Mr. David W. Brown, Chairman of YCCM, said the organization was established to advocate for the people of the clan. The program brought together scores of citizens from surrounding towns and villages. Senatorial aspirant Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa was also in attendance and promised to single-handedly provide zinc to the Yeindawoin school project.

Ambassador, U.S.  Investors Tour Bong

Liberia’s Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to the United States has ended a tour of Bong County with U.S investors. Speaking to reporters following the tour, Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh said he brought three investors interested in establishing support materials, manufacturing company and hotel, adding that one of the investors is in search of forty thousand acres of land to open sugar cane farm  for the production of ethanol to further produce about ten-mega watts of electricity.

Ambassador Sulunteh told reporters that if everything goes well, the investments will provide job opportunities for Liberians and further contribute to the strengthening of the economy. The Ambassador said he was excited that the investors did not stay in the U.S to know about Bong County, but to assess for themselves.

He clarified that the three investments will be across the country, and not only Bong County, stressing the need for the provision of land to the investor interested in the agricultural sector.

He, however, disclosed that one of the investors has expressed interest to rehabilitate the old rubber factory in Gbarnga. The Liberia’s Ambassador expressed the belief that exploring opportunities for Liberia is a huge portion of his job, maintaining that he has been able to achieve a lot while in the U.S.

Inventory of Tribal Land Certificates Begins

The Land Commission of Liberia is to shortly undertake the implementation of a National Inventory of Tribal certificates in four counties. The inventory is expected in Bong, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Montserrado Counties. According to a Land Commission release issued in Gbarnga, Bong County, the objective of the National Tribal Certificate Inventory exercise is to collect information on the total number of tribal certificates issued over the years and record the information in a database.

The release quoted the commission as saying it is aware that a large number of tribal certificates were old and those in possession of tribal certificates have not had them processed into deeds, because they regard certificates as equivalent to deeds, but are not.

The release said in the wake of the New national land rights policy, the Commission is taking measures to end the use of tribal certificates, through a three-phase process, beginning with the inventory and vetting of tribal certificates, followed by spatial and physical demarcating and registration. Information gathered from this inventory process will enhance the Commission’s land administration policy and law formulation process, which is already in process.

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