A Liberian youth activist Martin K. N. Kollie has attributed the backwardness of development in Bong County to the ‘failure’ of the County leadership to adequately seek the interest of citizens.
Mr. Kollie accuses past and current leaders of the county of doing nothing to positively impact the lives of citizens despite the abundance of natural resources that have been mined by companies in the county.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kollie says he disagrees with Bong County Sen. Henry W. Yallah’s quest to divide Bong County.
He argues that the county’s backwardness has nothing to do with division, but the failure of bad leaders to stand for the interest of the citizens.
The tough-talking youth activist has strongly calls on citizens of the county not to allow selfish politicians to use them for pecuniary gain as opposed to protecting their interest.
It can be recalled that in 2018, Sen. Yallah proffered a bill seeking to give lower Bong a County status.
According to Senator Yallah, when the bill is passed into law, Bong County will be divided into two segments, making lower Bong a County on its own, separate from upper Bong.
Meanwhile, the Bong County Senator’s controversial bill was forwarded to committee room for proper screening at the Liberian Senate.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong –Edited by Winston W. Parley