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U.S.-based Liberian wants Gbarpolu County divided

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A renowned son of Gbarpolu County residing in the Americas Arthur G. Gballey, says he would sponsor a bill in the House to create a new county out of Gbarpolu.According to him, a team of lawyers is already working out necessary modalities to have this achieved as soon as possible.

Gbarpolu is the youngest county in Liberia, created in 2001. It was split from Lofa County in northwestern Liberia.Hailing from Yankayan Clan, Gbarma Statutory District in Gbarpolu, Mr. Gballey frowns against what he calls continual marginalization of his kinsmen in Gbarma Statutory District.

He claims members of the Gola tribe are direct victims of the alleged marginalization.Speaking in an interview with reporters via mobile phone from the United States of America recently, he notes that the creation of a new county would provide equal opportunity to all citizens from the region.

Mr. Gballey further argues this would bring about economic and social development, adding that from the Gola Konneh belt to Weasua, it will provide direct benefit from resources thereby, enhancing economic growth for the people.

Mr. Arthur G. Gballey–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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