Bong County Senator Henrique Flomo Tokpa says in order for the county and its citizens to unite, the leaders must first unite with a common understanding to forge the county ahead.
Sen. Tokpa said elections do come and go, but Bong County will continue to exist; and as such, the leaders must ensure that they unite and work together in the general interest of the people of Bong and Liberia.
He stated that democracy is a process by which the will of the people is higher with the national good and the national interest should always prevail over those elected officials.
Dr. Tokpa further: "We're not born CDiCians, neither born as Unity Party, Liberty Party or any political party members. We are Bongese and patriots.
If our County is to experience the level of unity and development that we all envisage, we have to respect, love and understand that we are Bongese and we have to co-exist irrespective of our religious, tribal, social and political affiliations".
Senator Tokpa made the calls recently in Gbarnga at a thanksgiving program organized by the Friend of Tokpa in collaboration with his office.
The ceremony was attended by Deputy House Speaker, Prince Kermue Moye of the 54th National Legislature, some members of the Bong Legislative Cuscus, local county authorities, Christian and Muslim communities, eminent citizens of Bong, heads of various auxiliaries, coordinators and executives of the Friends of Tokpa, market women, motorcyclists and shoe shine boys, amongst others.
Senator Tokpa said as part of his campaign promise to the people, he told them that he would have come back to appreciate them for their votes, and the gathering demonstrated the fulfillment of that promise he made.
The Bong County Senator also stated that upon his ascendency at the National Legislature 2018, he, along with his team have quickly arranged a discussion with the FOT members abroad to help the county with medical supplies and they were able to secure medical supply for Bong County valued at over US$350,000.00.
"As part of our usual undertaking, we sent two sons of Bong County to the Philippines to acquire their masters' degrees," Senator Tokpa noted.
Senator Tokpa added: "We also want to use this occasion to welcome home four sons of Bong County and members of the Friends of Tokpa (FOT) who also benefited from our scholarship opportunity; they earned doctorate and master degrees respectively.
We are hoping to establish a tuition aid program in Cuttington University; the Bong County Technical College and full scholarship for students attending some public high schools in Bong."