“We Want A District Commissioner”…KODUSU Laments, Frowns On Rep. Lamin Treatment Towards Kongba
The Kongba District University Students Union (KODUSU) is again calling on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to speed up the appointment of a new Commissioner in their district.
According to the Acting Chairman of the group Mr. Sam Z. Roberts the situation in Kongba District is getting out of hand. He said the year is again coming to an end without a District head, something he said is making things difficult for the district to have proper representation to national government.
“Everyone in the district is getting disenchanted about the delay in appointing a new commissioner by the President. It is serious, as we speak currently there is serious disunity within the district now because of the same commissioner issue”, Mr. Roberts explained.
Chairman Roberts in a very serious tone said he is pleading to President Sirleaf as head of the Student Union to see reason to settle the issue of the commissioner in Kongba. He said when that is done the citizens will move ahead in the drive of their district development.
In another development, the union has frowns over report emanating from the district that Kongba was not fully represented in Bopolu during the ongoing Oil hearing by the House of Representative.
According to the Assistant Youth Chairman of the Kongba District Youth Development Association Mr. Edwin V. McGill, he said Rep. Lamin intentionally hand pick delegates from her camp to go for the hearing in Bopolu.
Mr. McGill said according to the Oil Hearing Committee, each administrative district suppose to be represented by 10 delegates, but said that it was on the contrary in Bopolu when Kongba only had 5 delegates instead of the 10.
He further explain that copy of the oil review documents was not given to them during the start of the hearing something he said that embarrassed them to posed questions.
The Kongba Youth Official said the Representative boasted as to how she decided to take whoever she wanted to attend the hearing stating that the selection was based on a constituency basic.
With all these reports from the county the Kongba University Students Union wants to strongly condemn the action of the District Representative for her treatment of Kongba District. The group said gone are the days county officials will down look on Kongba and go free.
“We want to categorically state that county officials and national leaders in general should desist from marginalizing Kongba. We are ready to speak out against marginalization toward our district”, the group emphasized.
“The Students Union is therefore are calling on the District Leadership to make a formal complaint to the House of Representative on the behavior of Representative Lamin”, the group said.
For her part, Representative Lamin stated that the information told by Mr. Edwin McGill was false and misleading. She further stated that even the ‘Edwin man’ beg her to be included among the delegates. “He begs me to go on the trip, I took the Paramount Chief, the District Development Chairman and other prominent citizens from the District to the hearing”, Rep. Getrude Lamin stated.
She further stated that Edwin and those who sent him should leave her alone, stating that since she has decided to contest the up-coming senatorial election her detractors are working seriously on her back.
She concluded that it was a constituent selection; therefore people should leave her alone.
But Mr. Edwin McGill denies the Representative assertion stating that he begs her to be included among the delegates. He said he is a bonafied citizen of Kongba and a representative of the young people in the district, therefore he sees no reason of begging Rep. Getrude Lamin to be part of the delegation.
Meanwhile, there will be a meeting on December 1, 2013 at the residence of Mr. Roberts behind GEDA AME Church, opposite Brewerville Store.