Barrobo Citizens Frustrated with Tweah, Govt -Say Barrobo District Left Out of Development Agenda

By Kevin K. Wesseh, in Barrobo Maryland County

MONROVIA – When President George Manneh delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on January 24, 2022, outlining his government’s development drive over the past year and what the citizens should expect in the current year and beyond, many of his citizens were overjoyed especially by his rendition of the government’s roads initiatives. Except for the people of Barrobo District, Maryland County, who expressed utter disappointment in a post-SONA interview over what they saw as abandonment by their own son whose ascendency to the Minister of Finance post in President Weah’s government has not produced any tangible development for Barrobo.

Expressing their frustration to our Maryland correspondent, the citizens of few communities in Barrobo, Maryland County decried the lack of development in a district that has produced the current Finance Minister of Liberia.

The citizens said, for many years they have yearned for roads connectivity in Barrobo Statutory District, yet nothing was mentioned in President Weah’s SONA about roads development for the district.

“The road that leads from Karloken, by way of Barrobo to Karweaken, River Gee remains undeveloped from the days of our ancestors. Barrobo Statutory District, which comprises three administrative districts, has no recognized high school structure, and no communications network tower. The district only has three solar plate receivers planted in Glofaken, Duapoken and Juluken #1. Each of the receivers only covers a circumstance of 15 minutes, which makes it extremely difficult to share information in the district,” a Barrobo resident who works with the local government told our correspondent.

“When our son and brother was appointed as Finance and Development Planning Minister, we were all happy, and we jubilated across the district, singing that development has finally reached our district. But we are frustrated in Samuel Tweah. Since he took office, Tweah has never visited the district, even though there is a motor road leading to his home town Matuken. Also, as for District #3 Representative Isaac Blalu Roland, he cannot show one tangible development in this district since he became representative in 2011,” Annie Barway of Duapoken stated in a frustrated tone.

All efforts to talk to Minister Tweah up to press time, proved futile.

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