Bomi County, the home of the third most senior official of the Liberian Government, House Speaker Alex Tyler, continues to be in ruins. Despite the availability of the county development fund and a few revenue sources, Bomi continues to remain a distance from making progress with regards to socio-economic growth and development.
For the past six years, Bomi has had no significant improvements despite the presence of two of its citizens at the helm power in Liberia. Interestingly amid all of these poverty-stricken conditions, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is also said to be a citizen of that western region of the country.
In Korwadee Wall Clan in Klay District, Bomi County from where Speaker Tyler reportedly hails, Citizens and residents are expressing anger and frustration about the complete absence of the basic necessities of life in the wake of the active logging operations being conducted by a company in which the Speaker reportedly has huge shares.
Mano Clan residents additionally expressed disappointment on Saturday in Speaker Tyler’s deliberate failure over the past six years to ably represent their interest in negotiating or even appealing for the construction of Hospitals or clinics, schools, motor roads, as well as jobs for high school or college graduates hailing from the district.
The Klay District citizens and residents noted that it was regrettable and frustrating that a ‘born-citizen’ of Bomi County would totally neglect his homeland for Margibi County where he has constructed a palace costs about US$1.5m.
According to them, it was now that Speaker Alex Tyler was pretending to have interest in Klay District by attempting to open a district office in the cross-road town Klay, some he has not done for more than five years since he became representative and then, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
When this paper visited Speaker Tyler’s Capitol Building office in Monrovia to comment on the allegations, he told his press attaché J. Julius Matadii that he was reserving all comments.
They also expressed the belief that had the Speaker had any interest in Klay as a citizen, he would have even lived in the town and worked at the Capitol in Monrovia. The cross-road town of Klay is the District headquarters which is a few miles from Monrovia.