11 August 2017

Liberia: Muka On AVC's Back

An independent candidate in the October's polls for District #14, Montserrado County, is mounting pressure to dethrone current Representative, Abraham V. Conneh (AVC) as he has released his manifesto for the District, 62 days ahead of the elections.

Kerkulah M. Kamara, aliased Muka, told crowd of supporters and well-wishers that if elected to the 54th National Legislature, he and his team will provide a proper representation, better oversight, and good lawmaking, something he said is lacking.

At a well-attended program which marked the official presentation of his platform, Mr. Kamara vowed to initiate a people-centered representation at the 54th National Legislature.

Under a heavy downpour opposite CEMENCO in Doe Community, he told cheering crowd that he would ensure that concerns and challenges confronting the district are brought forward to the floor of the legislature for deliberation.

As a the next lawmaker, he said, he intends to introduce key Bills that would benefit Liberians in general, noting that he would never be called a "bobo" lawmaker, a name ascribed to lawmakers who don't talk in Session.

Student Loan Bill as well as a Merit-Based Award Bill are amongst bills candidate Kamara intends to introduce.

"Student Loan Bill-is intended to give needy students the opportunities to access funding from national government and repay same when employed. Merit Based Award Bill-would grant full undergraduate and graduate school scholarships to all valedictorians from all high schools in Liberia on a yearly basis," Mr. Kamara noted.

He also promised to submit a Bill to establish a vocational training center in Electoral District #14, noting "as the district is a center of attraction for economic activities, I will ensure that all major corporate entities located in the area to contribute to the district socio-economic development.

"As your lawmaker and with help of the citizens, we will ensure that every major business corporation located in this district will contribute to our developmental agenda through its social corporate responsibilities. By this, vacation job opportunities for students would be of serious priority." Muka told the residents.

The independent representative candidate vowed to lobby with his colleagues at the Capitol as well as the executive branch of government for the construction of roads to connect the various communities in the district, and improve the sanitation conditions in the area among others.


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