Residents of Town Center Community in Caldwell, New Georgia have blamed the Government of Liberia for the divisiveness within their district. According to them, the government has embarked on the process of rehabilitating two major roads within their district without any attention to the Caldwell new Georgia road – something they claimed is tantamount to divisiveness within their communities.
Speaking to this paper on Monday, August 24, 2015 at a major cleanup campaign exercise, the Caldwell residents expressed frustration over what they referred to as the high level of ill-treatment they have received from the government as a result of the bad road condition in their community.
The citizens, under the banner of the Concern Citizens of Town Center Community, also expressed anger at the government, especially the Lawmaker of the district, for abandoning their environment, describing such action as unfair.
They said they voted the Unity Government to reduce some of the challenges faced with roads in the county. The citizens’ spokesperson, Mr. Niegbo Brown, noted that the decision by the government to allocate US$68,000.00 in the national budget for the rehabilitation of the two roads in District # 15, which includes the Logan town broad street road and north road at New Georgia junction, is a clear attempt to bring divisiveness within the district.
He said the government is under no obligation in paying tax to anyone, rather it is the citizens who are under obligation to pay taxes to it for development purposes, saying “why would you elect people to power is because of changes; we as citizens and residents of this community want changes – we want our road to be fixed because every year we encounter lots of problems. Even pregnant women often fall from motorcycles – all because of the bad condition of the road.”
He said prior to the departure of former Public Works Minister Kofi Woods, they had written a number of letters to the ministry, informing the authorities about the condition of the road, but to no avail. The citizens’ spokesperson also accused the Leadership of the New Georgia Community of not supporting initiatives undertaken by youth of the community, noting that the leadership of Mrs. Susie B. J. Appenair (Community Chairperson) has failed residents of the community. By Lewis S. Teh – Editing by George Barpeen