Liberia

"More inaccessible places in Liberia," says opposition politician

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Written by Moses Wenyou

Liberian Politician Joseph Cornomia says the visit of the President to Gbarpolu County during the Christmas holiday highlights the importance of decentralization.

Mr. Cornomia said what the President saw in Gbarpolu, especially Belle district was just a sample of many untold stories in "hard to reach" areas of the country.

He observed people are living in similar or even worse conditions in other remote parts of the country whose lives are yet to be touched by central government.

Mr. Cornomia said he visited a town in Bong County where people did not have clothes to wear and do not have access to a doctor.

He wants President Sirleaf to plan visits for other remote and inaccessible terrains in River Gee, Grand Kru, Bong and Rivercess Counties and see the human misery.

The Liberian Politician cautioned the Gbarpolu trip must not just be what he called a Presidential show but a genuine effort to extend development to rural Liberia.

Mr. Cornomia urged the Public Works Ministry to maintain the road leading to Belle District to allow free flow of development to the area.