By D. Patrick Tokpah
The only legislator said to be on the Bong County Legislative Caucus, Bong County Electoral District#3 Representative Marvin Cole has chided critics of the Coalition of Democratic Change Government. Cole, says President George M. Weah is not responsible for the economic discrepancies in Liberians which he attributed to be foundational problems.
Representative Cole was apparently reacting to wide criticisms that the economic hardship is being caused by President Weah’s government and it’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity Development in Liberia. But contrary to the accusation, Representative Cole, said the problem in country is not caused by the CDC government of President Weah, underscoring the need for Liberian to take ownership of the Country.
The Bong County lawmaker implored Liberians listen to the radio stations in morning when callers and some host are bent insulting national leaders.
Cole, the only CDC lawmaker in the County, said no decent person will just take his/her phone to call on national platform and rain insult on their leaders. “I was in the County here when I told people or some leaders that they were corrupt; I was not insulting them, but I said they were corrupt and there is no other word for corruption.”, he said.
According to him, “I said these individuals was corrupt because I was having proof, if they would take me to court in the county. But nowadays if you listen to the radio stations, you hear people abusing leaders anyhow; go on the Social Media, these unscrupulous homoerotic undress women and post their photos,” Rep. Cole stressed.
Rep. Cole said Liberia develop with this kind of system, which he maintained is foundational.
The Bong County lawmaker is encouraging citizens, especially young people of the Country, to disengage from such hobby and think positively about their Country in turn of development. Additionally, the Representative said such political attitude can scare investors away from doing investing the country.
The Bong County lawmaker made the statement on June 15, 2019 in Gbarnga during the induction ceremony of officers elect of the Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia’s Bong County Branch.