Senator Thomas Grupee of Nimba County has indicted Senator Francis Paye of Rivercess County of fueling conflict in Nimba. He claims Senator Paye is creating trouble by inciting citizens of Gbi-Doru District to break away from Nimba and cross-carpet to Rivercess.
Senator Grupee told The NewDawn Nimba correspondent he will write the Liberian Senate to invite his colleague from Rivercerss to state why he is fomenting disunity in the county. Citizens of Gbi-Doru District in Nimba had threatened to break away from the county, citing neglect and lack of development.
During a recent visit to Gbi-Doru District, our correspondent observed that school-age kids roam various communities without being in school, including lack of drinking water, bad roads, and poor health facilities, among others.
Senator Grupee added that the action allegedly by his colleague Senator Francis Paye is unconstitutional. He said no lawmaker has power or right to influence other citizens to abandon their district and county to join other area.
He disclosed that not only Gbi-Doru district is underdeveloped, but the entire country lacks development. Senator Grupee pointed to Monrovia and other parts of Liberia as lacking basic human needs, including pipe born water, road network, among others.
When contacted via mobile phone, Senator Francis Paye’s phone rang endlessly without any response.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne