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Gbarpolu youths express frustration

Youths of Bopolu, Gbarpolu County have expressed frustration in their lawmakers and local authorities for neglecting the county.  The Secretary General of the Gbarpolu University Student Association or GUSA Gabriel Lewis, said the youths are frustrated and no longer have confidence in those elected and selected to serve the county.

He told this paper over the weekend in Gbarpolu County that people living in that part of Liberia are disconnected from all social services. Lewis narrated that the county is faced with many challenges, including illegal mining, bad labor practices, poor education system as well as division between the local authorities and the county legislative caucus.

“We are suffering in the hands of our authorities and our lawmakers; they are not treating us well; my brother, can you believe that people are living Gbarpolu like they are not living in Liberia.

How far is Gbarpolu to Monrovia, but we are living like this is not our own land. Poor education system and our big people we put there are not properly representing us; just visit the mining area and see babies, I am talking about children under age suffering  to get food to sustain themselves  and their parents,” he lamented.

He warned that if the county authorities and the legislative caucus do not resolve their difference and work for the common good of the people of Gbarpolu, the entire county could be headed for doom.

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