By Buxton A. Davies
Soniwein Community 0603 District # 8 Central Monrovia has elected a new corps of officers to run the affairs of that area.
Those elected include Mr. Abel Glaysuah of the Alliance Transformation of Soniwein as Chairman, Mr.Adolphus Abu Kaizolu, Secretary General and Mr. Moibeyan F. Konneh as Financial Secretary.
Others are Madam Rita Mathies as Chairlady for the women’s wing and also Mr. Rajue I. Foah as the youth leader.
Speaking to this paper on Wednesday, August 5 2014, the Chairman elect, Mr. Abel Glaysuah, outlined several essential developmental facilities the community lacks.
Amongst them he cited the deplorable condition of the town hall which he emphasized has no good toilet; poor sanitation condition as waste materials (feces) from bathrooms and toilets from AMEU on Camp Johnson Road continuously runs down into the community, a situation the newly elected Chair said is hazardous to the health of dwellers in that community. He however promised that as a leader his administration will work with all the institutions that are responsible in improving the sanitary conditions of various communities. He stressed on the deplorable condition of the school accommodated in the City Hall lack of safe drinking water, no arm-chairs and as such he is calling upon the Ministry of Education (MOE), UNICEF and other humanitarian organizations to come their aid by providing necessary materials for the institution. Mr. Glaysuah further appealed to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to assist the clinic there with drugs especially with the prevailing outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country. He lamented that whenever the community members go to the clinic for disinfectants or buckets they will be told that the Montserrado County authorities have not given them any supply. Mr. Glaysuah disclosed one case of Ebola in the area but was quick to say that the victim was transferred to an isolated center and as such they need speedy assistance. Pertaining to the security situation in the community, the Chairman elect said Soniwein is one of the areas that harbor high rate of notorious criminals and the perpetual sale and usage of narcotic drugs are serious challenges residents are faced with. He therefore called on the Liberia National Police (LNP), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Community Policing to work along with the vigilante groups so as to curtail the unwholesome activities in that community.
Finally, Mr. Glaysuah urged the residents to work collaboratively with the new leadership as a team, in order to move the community forward.