6 September 2017

Liberia: Lawmaker Pleads for Civil Campaign

As campaign activities get heated, Montserrado County District 17 Representative William Varney Dakel has admonished his opponents to remain peaceful and civil in their campaign messages for the betterment of the district.

Speaking during a community tour at the Red Hill Field Community, the Montserrado County lawmaker implored Chiefs and Elders of the community to remain peaceful and avoid insults.

He alleged that some aspirants have used various media platforms to rain insults at him, something he said is unacceptable in a mature democratic process.

Dakel said "after the October 10 elections, regardless of whoever wins, we will have to live together as one people in this community. So we have to respect each other and uphold love, peace and unity."

At the same time, Representative Dakel has completed a listening tour of three communities including Red Hill Field, Gbeateah Town, Zinc Camp, Agape Community.

During the tour, citizens pleaded for the provision of safe drinking water, latrine facility, and scholarship opportunities for the underprivileged, as well the empowerment of youth and women, among others.

In response, Representative Dakel said he takes seriously the plight of the citizens, noting: "I consider all the issues seriously but I promise to address water first".

He however blamed the slow pace of development especially in the Red Hill Field Community to the lack of land space.

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