The executive director of People Action Network or PAN, a local group, Mr. Rufus Neufville, accuses Montserrado County Electoral District# 8 Representative Moses Acarous Gray of being inaccessible to his constituents.
“Today, I call this press conference to [remind] Representative Gray that he has brought himslef to public disrepute by abandoning his district”, he said.
Speaking in Monrovia Wednesday, January 06, 2021, Mr. Neufville, who headed the district prior to incumbent Gray, attributed recent defeat of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change in Montserrado County to officials of the party, noting that Representative Gray is one of the factors responsible for the CDC defeat due to his inability to properly manage affairs of his district.
“Let me say this; you can’t abandon the peace-loving people of electoral district# 8, who took him out of abject poverty, from a pedestrian to somebody, but yet you choose to abandon them, such act is disturbing and alarming; it’s against this backdrop that I call this conference.”
Neufville, who served a lawmaker for two terms, warned that if Representative Gray fails to speak and reconcile with his people, he (Rufus Neufville) will begin to speak with them, instead, in a more transformative manner and will give them several options.
He pointed issues surrounding the district development fund, noting for three years now the people have not received any information about the money, which is disturbing.
According to him, he has information that government has released district development fund to all 17 districts in Montserrado County, but the people of district#8 have no knowledge about said money.
“Now, I’m not saying he’s collected the money and put it in his pocket, but the best thing one can do is to call a meeting and inform the people about events that are unfolding”, he concludes.
By Lewis S. Teh–Editing by Jonathan Browne