The Analyst (Monrovia)

12 July 2012

Liberia: Grand Kru Development Drowns in Corruption -Sen. Coleman Claims

The Senior Senator of Grand Kru County, Dr. Peter Coleman, has said that divisiveness and massive corruption are impeding development in the County.

The Grand Kru County Senator said that the people of the County were lagging behind in the county development because of divisive politics is being perpetrated by enemies of progress and practiced by the citizens without knowing the danger.

Speaking to a large number of Grand Kru citizens during a meeting organized by the County Superintendent, Elizabeth Dempster, and held at the Jewel Howard School Campus in the Borough of New Kru Town, Bushrod island, Senator Coleman said that since he was elected by the people of the county in the 2011 election, he observed corruption and division amongst citizens and that these unholy practices were hindering the County’s development.

In the face of the on-going situation, the Grand Kru Senior Senator told citizens that Grand Kru Legislative Caucus and the Superintendent have begun an intensive negotiation with Kofi Anna Institute for Conflict Resolution to undertake initiatives and discussions that would tackle the negative vices bedeviling the county and its people.

According to him the mining of gold in the county considered as the only sole of survival has almost become a curse for some citizens as their brothers are preventing them from entering the forest where the mineral is highly deposited, thus creating more misunderstanding. He said this must be thrashed out at all cost but through mutual understanding.

“I don’t want to go into detail on the issue of corruption that is taking place in my county. I only want to encourage my fellow citizens of the county to visit home and behold what is unfolding there,” he said.

Coleman vowed to be the first senator of Grand Kru to change the county from its present development status of the country to nobler heights.

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