15 April 2016

Liberia: River-Gee Citizens Protest Appointments As County Caucus Supports Constituents

Monrovia — A group of Citizens of River-Gee County have protested the appointments of a new superintendent and a new city mayor made in the county by Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The River-Gee Citizens, carrying placards Tuesday morning stormed the seat of their lawmakers at the Capitol Building, explaining their anger and frustration over such appointment which they said was not timely at this time.

Our Capitol Building Correspondent said some of their placards carried such inscriptions that read: "Why New Superintendent Now, Madam President; Why New Mayor?"

The citizens told their lawmakers that the decision made by Madam President did not meet their approval, saying that they were left out of the nomination process to fill the vacancies for both the superintendent and the mayor positions in the county.

Minutes after they presented their grievances to the River Gee County lawmakers, Rep. Christian Chea in an interview with this paper said members of the River-Gee Legislative Caucus fully support their citizens in their protest and anger.

This, he indicated, is because the caucus feels the people were marginalized and left out of the appointment process by the President.

Rep. Chea said the River-Gee County Legislative Caucus has already taken the matter to the President, and they were scheduled to see Madam Sirelaf soon to amicably resolve issues concerning the appointment issue.

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