Cuttington University Administrator Jackson Dumoe has cautioned teachers to be united in drawing government’s attention to their plights. Mr. Dumoe, said if the Government of Liberia should recognize the role teachers play in the development of the nation, unity must be the hallmark for the teachers.
He was speaking during the installation of officers- elect of the National Teachers Association of Liberia- Bong Chapter. He admonished leaders of the teacher’s grouping to seek the interest of the organization instead of personal interest, noting that a good leader is one who seeks the interest everyone and brings about institutional and human resource development.
The CU administrator, however, frowned at the Government of Liberia for its inability to pay more than two hundred public school teachers in Bong County, who have been a go-slow action, adding that some officials of the government were not focusing on education and human resource development as evidenced by their inability to pay teachers.
Mr. Dumoe noted that if the education system of Liberia must be reformed; it should involve every sector for inclusive improvement. Those inducted as officers of the Teachers Association included James S.K. Miller, President, Morris Y. Tokpa, Vice President, as well as Bill Yealue, Secretary General, among others.
The program, held at the Gboveh High school auditorium in Gbarnga, brought together teachers from the thirteen administrative districts of Bong County with no staff of the Ministry of Education present.
Bong Lawmaker Present Report
Representative Lester Paye of District #4 in Bong County has admonished citizens to remain focused and put aside politics, if the district must be developed. The District #4 lawmaker gave the admonition at the presentation of his legislative report to the people of his district covering a period of two years.
In the report, he catalogued road construction, schools, and health care delivery, as some of the positive gains made over the years. He made specific reference to a youth center in Foquelleh, Panta District, a commissioner compound in Bellefainia, Zota District, presentation of two ambulances to Zota and Panta and other personal initiatives.
He hailed citizens of his district for being supportive of his work, noting that without them he could not have been successful over the past two years. Rep. Paye is on record for taking two paramount chiefs to the United States of America to discuss and advocate on behalf of the citizens of the district.
NPP Officials Take Jewel Taylor to Task, but..
A stalwart of the National Patriotic Party has pledged to lead a campaign against the re-election of Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor if she continues to be a destabilizer in that party.
Maryland County Representative James Biney, in an exclusive Super Bongese Radio Interview Thursday, said the NPP Political leader and embattled Chairman of the party, Cllr. Theophilus Gould continues to wrongfully submerge the party into the public disrepute.
The National Patriotic Party was recently suspended indefinitely by the National Elections Commission for its failure to hold its convention, which Representative Biney blamed squarely on the poor leadership of Senator Taylor and Cllr. Gould.
Lawmaker Biney, who is the longest-serving Representative in the country, attributed the confusions in Bong Mines, the Bong Legislative Caucus, as well as the splits in the Liberian Legislature to Senator Taylor. He said majority members of the party will on January 9, 2014 hold a convention in Monrovia to elect officials of the party.
The NPP official is blaming Senator Taylor and Chairman Gould for mortgaging the party headquarters to a Lebanese merchant for three hundred thousand US Dollars-something which makes them afraid to rightfully run the former ruling party.
Meanwhile, NPP lawmaker George Mulbah of Bong-Electoral District #3 has termed the refusal of Cllr. Gould and Senator Taylor to hold a bi-annual convention as a complete defiance of the will of the majority, and a slap in the face of democracy.
Rep. Mulbah has warned NPP partisans not to attend any meeting called by Cllr. Gould and others, noting that the views of more than eleven party chairpersons and nine NPP lawmakers were being downplayed by the NPP leadership.
Reacting to the claims, Senator Taylor termed Representatives Biney and Mulbah as detractors, further denying disallowing the convention and citing that the constitution calls for county conventions before national conventions. Senator Taylor said the leadership conventions were expected across the country to elect local code-of-officers.