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Superintendent raises Mr. D. Dorr Cooper

Nimba County Development Superintendent D. Dorr Cooper is calling on the Liberian Legislature to critically think before passing into law the national decentralization policy which calls for election of local authorities across the country.

Speaking to this paper in Nimba, Mr. Cooper said though the policy is good, it may create trouble for citizens. According to him, the act will deny potential leaders from tribes with less population from contesting for office.

He said in order for all Liberians to enjoy peace and harmony, lawmakers should seek means to address the election of local leaders such as superintendents, clan, town and paramount chiefs as well as commissioners.

The Government of Liberia has embarked on a decentralization policy to empower local authorities, and take services closure to the people.  The National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance was adopted by the cabinet and launched in 2012 as a legal framework upon which De-concentration could be achieved.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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