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Bong County Disabled community has launched an appeal to President George Manneh Weah to include them in his government if he should have an inclusive leadership.


Currently, there are reportedly more than 400 disable in Bong County, some of whom are said to be educated but are yet to receive appointment from President Weah.

Reading the statement of appeal in a Press Conference Tuesday in Gbarnga, 13 February, the Vice Coordinator of the Bong County Disable Community Emery Jessey stated that they have been abandoned when it comes to appointment for the past 12 years.

They appeal to President Weah to should serve the presidency in the interest of everyone, saying there is a strong need for some members of the disabled community to be appointed in government.

According to him, there are some qualified physically challenged people who are willing to serve Liberia but are yet to be appointed.

“Some of us are qualified even more than some of the people our President has already appointed, but they continue to ignore us due to our conditions,” he laments.

He says members of the disabled community usually participate in elections, after elections nobody wants to care for them.

Also speaking to this paper, the Coordinator of Bong County Disable Community Madam Korto Kollie decried their constant alleged abandonment and also attributed the failure of top government officials to the introduction of bad leadership.

Madam Korto who spoke to our Bong County Correspondent in sorrow says for too long they have appealed to government for their inclusion, but their appeal is yet to be granted.

“If those we will be standing in the rain and sun to have elected will not push our interest, then there is no need for us to be going to vote because we have been left over,” she continues.

Besides employment, the community also wants the Liberian government to create conducive living conditions for all members of the physically challenged.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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