MONROVIA – Against the growing concern about the wave of ritualistic killings going on in the country without any trace of the perpetrators, an aspirant for the representative position in District #17, Montserrado County, Harris Massaquoi has called on the government of Liberia and the international development partners to investigate the heartless killing of innocent citizens in the country.
Speaking to newsmen recently, Massaquoi condemned the barbaric act, adding that “no one’s blood should be used for the purpose of winning state power. Those dying could help bring some level of transformation to our society”.
He asserted that if the government was people centered it would have launched an investigation into the killings and must have taken appropriate actions against those who may be found liable for the offense.
While maintaining that the protection of lives and property should be the primary occupation of the government, he said the government is failing on this front and it was high time that it took the issue of ritualistic killings very seriously so as to restore the confidence of the citizens and residents.
He said there can be no meaningful development in the country when the citizens live in perpetual fear and that also can negatively impact on investors coming into to do business here. He said such a scenario can trigger poverty and hardship as no jobs can be secured where there are no investment opportunities.
He called on the citizens to also be vigilant so as to take precaution and serve as their own security.
With 9 months to the crucial general elections, there have been stories of ritualistic killings going on around the country and unfortunately not much tangible progress has been made to curb the situation.