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Official rejects petition for representative seat

Johnsonville Township Commissioner Mr. Melvin C. Bettie has rejected a petition by citizens, asking him to run for a representative seat in October.

Commissioner Bettie told a local radio station in Monrovia recently that he does not need to be a representative to work for his people in his township, and has instead suggested that developmental initiative was the most important thing for the township.

The local government official says that leadership meeting is held every last Saturday in a month with his people so that they can strategize on the development of the township.

He has expressed observation that nowadays everybody wants to be in the House. But he says he believes that as a commissioner, he can work with his people so that the township can be more developed.

Commissioner Bettie says he provides refreshment for the local leaders in his township whenever they go for meeting, saying “I do not need to be representative before I work in the interest of my people”.

He said during the registration process there was a campaign launched in his township to encourage people to be part of the process and everybody turned out. He concluded that through his instrumentality, part of the township is now benefitting from the Liberia Electricity Cooperation or LEC and he is still on the back of LEC to continue the electrification process of his people.

By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Winston W. Parley

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