Residents of GSA Road Community in Paynesville, outside Monrovia have install new corps of officials to govern the community with guest speaker at the occasion amplifying calls for the establishment of a war and economic crimes court Liberia.
Mr. Abraham B. Tengbe notes there must be truth to have real reconciliation.He says such court should be established so people who committed atrocities can account for their wrongdoings.“If we want to have true reconciliation, we must have truth on our lips. We can’t look at reconciliation in the air. Unless people who committed these atrocities can be dragged to court to account for their actions, I am afraid, we can’t have any genuine peace,” he argues.
A former contestant for legislative seat in Montserrado County, Tengbe continues: “They must pay for the wrong they did then we will be getting somewhere. The culture of impunity is killing us and we must change things around for the better.”
Mr. Thomas Goba, former chairman of the community, pledges commitment to work with the newly inducted leadership.He says while the elections that brought the new leadership to power were tension parked, it was now time for the community to once again, hold together for development.
In brief remarks at the ceremony on Sunday, 16 September Montserrado County Electoral District #6 Representative Samuel Enders urges the leadership to be open-minded in order to achieve its goals.
“You must be opened to your people because that’s the style of a responsible leadership. You must also be strong and withstand all criticisms because this is what you are being called to do. Be decisive in your decision making process. I know it will be hard but please do not let your people down,” the lawmaker cautions.
The new Chairman of the GSA Road Community, Dave Fokonyulu, discloses key on his agenda are construction of an administrative headquarters and community hall.He also vows the new leadership will ensure that electricity reaches to almost all homes in the community as a means of combating criminal activities at night.
Meanwhile, the new leadership will steer the affairs of the community for the next three years.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne