By Ethel A. Tweh
Bong County Senator Johnny K. Kpehe wants robust action to be taken on healthcare, education, and road infrastructure in his county.
Speaking in the chambers of the Liberian Senate on Tuesday, 16 January 2024, Kpehe said there is a need for improved road infrastructure, quality education, and a good healthcare system in Bong County and the country at large.
According to him, good road infrastructure leads to economic growth, and social development, among others.
He cautioned that inadequate road networks hinder trade, transportation, and access to essential services in many areas.
The Bong County Senator has also urged his colleagues to prioritize allocating resources towards infrastructure development, ensuring that all parts of the country have access to reliable road networks.
He also said that there is a need for accessible and quality healthcare services for all Liberians, regardless of their location or socio-economic background.
Additionally, Kpehe recommended an increased investment in healthcare infrastructure, medical personnel, and equipment to ensure that every citizen has access to the care they need.
Kpehe also spoke about teachers’ salaries in the various districts, saying that they have not been paid on time.
The Bong County lawmaker lamented that this has led to a decline in the quality of the education sector.
According to him, timely payment of teachers is crucial in creating a conducive learning environment for Liberian youth.
He called for immediate action to rectify this situation, ensuring that teachers are fairly compensated for their dedication and hard work.
Another development, Senator Kpehe said reliable network connectivity is vital for communication, access to information, and economic opportunities.
He urged the government to invest in improving network infrastructure to bridge the digital divide and ensure that all citizens have equal access to the benefits of technology.