Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has disclosed plans by the Government of Liberia to begin the pavement of major streets in Gbarnga, Bong County. Speaking recently, Vice President Taylor said the project is part of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) – led government’s street pavement project in various county capitals across Liberia.
She however felt short of stating the exact date for the commencement of the street pavement in Gbarnga, as she narrates that similar project is being implemented in Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County.
She calls on the Gbarnga City Council headed by Mayor Lucia Hubert to work cohesively with the county to ensure that major streets across the 19 zones of Gbarnga are layout. Vice President Taylor also stresses the need for the Bong Legislative Caucus to put its house in order and put aside political differences, calling on the caucus to work with the ruling establishment for more sustained development in the county. Meanwhile, Madam Taylor has underscored unity and respect for each other as the hallmark for sustained development in Bong County.
The formal Bong County Senator indicates that Bong will be far from developing when its leaders and inhabitants are at odds with each other on political and personal issues. She observes that citizens of the county have over the years been greatly interested in criticizing the weaknesses of their leaders with no regards to the gains they are making. “Sometimes it is good for us to see the good things the leaders are doing and praise them instead of looking at the bad ones and criticizing the leaders every time,” Madam Taylor cautions.
She notes that Bong County can only be developed, when citizens put aside their political differences and front for the improvement of the county. She admonishes leaders of the county to gravitate from a state of complacency and rise to the pace of breeding of future leaders that will take on the mantle of leadership in the near future.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley