The Superintendent of River Cess County, Wellington Geevon-Smith, has appealed to critics to first conduct an on-the-spot comparison of where the county is today and where it was in term of development before resorting to job-seeking propaganda.
Superintendent Geevon-Smith challenged the critics that instead of sitting afar and discrediting the government for not doing anything for River Cess, the Unity Party-led Government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has done more for the once left behind county than any other administration in the history of Liberia.
According to a press release, the River Cess Superintendent described as unfortunate the strong thirst for job that has led some citizens to discredit a government that has provided numerous opportunities for the county to capture and positively press forward.
“Liberia is gravitating toward decentralization and it is incumbent on all citizens of River Cess to think on contributing to how the county will be strengthened in the decentralization program”, he noted.
Superintendent Geevon-Smith said with the help of government, NGOs and companies operating in the county, River Cess County can today boast of at least one or more modern clinics and school buildings in almost every District in the county with roads reaching places that were considered hard-to-reach terrains.
Furthermore, he said the physical outlook of Cestos City, the capital, is changing with the laying out of streets and the construction of a residence and office for commissioners in seven of the eight Administrative Districts of the county.
Superintendent Geevon-Smith then appealed to his fellow citizens to remember a statement by U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield three years ago in Margibi County that “the United States will stand by people who are united and determined to develop their lives.”
The Superintendent believes the statement indicates that government with its development partners will identify with people who are united on reconciliation and planning the development of their areas.