…As Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo Receives Mammoth Endorsement…
News Narrative by: Timothy R. Yoko
It remains undoubtedly that politics is a game of interest and so as the 2023 draws closer Liberians have begun pledging their support to their various candidates.
The fact is not all that pledge support to a particular candidate will vote for that candidate. Some give their support for money, while others sincerely embrace development taking place in their district, county and Country.
Recently in Bong County electoral District #4 specifically Zota District, we witnessed scores of citizens pledging their support to the representative bid of one of the great sons of that district; even though this was not the first time for him to receive pledged from supporters, many other groups , towns and communities have been doing that.
Dr. Emmanuel K. Urey-Yarkpawolo flanked by his wife Vivian Urey-Yarkpawolo, his District Coordinator, Mr. Joshua T. Gbarnah and host of supporters triumphantly entered Shankpallai town in district #4 Bong County on July 26, Liberia’s Independence Day celebration.
Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo departed Gbarnga, the County’s capital at about 10:05 am enroute to electoral District #4.
In his white Nassan Patrol jeep with family, friends and some supporters, convoyed with several motorcycles from Gbarnga to Zota district.
Making several stops while on his way to the main event, I mean the official celebration of Liberia’s 175th Independence Day organized by his Team, he first stopped at Belefanai town, where he officially introduced his wife and his entire team to citizens of the community and presented 26-gifts to old folks, children, youth and elders. He also presented ‘Kola” to them as they pledged their unflinching support to his representative bid.
Like Belefenai town, similar exercise was carryout in several other communities along the way, to include Kollie-ta, Naama, Cow Farm among others as they drove to the main venue of the celebration.
As they entered the main venue of the event and receiving mammoth welcome, one may describe as a win for him but yet we await the 2023 election, at which time those who formed part of political rallies may turn to support another candidate in the same race.
When quizzed about his visit in the area, the District #4 representative hopeful disclosed that his visit was intended to celebrate Liberia’s 175th Independence Day with kids within the district adding that, “the day is all about children party”.
Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo told the gathering that part of his visit was to meet chiefs and elders of the communities and youth groups to discuss the forward march of the district, thus, terming the current lawmaker as a failure to the district.
The Bong County Electoral District number four son however underscored the lack of leadership as one of the major cost for the continue poverty affecting citizens in the area.
He said “They have over the time elected leaders who have advocated their own interest instead of those they represent and added that 2023 will be the best time for them to rethink the decision they made back then”.
According to him, he believes if the district is ably represented at the House of Representative, issues that matters to the development of the people will be paramount.
Emmanuel Urey-Yarkpawolo who is the CEO of the Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo Foundation for Development said that is while his foundation is focusing on developing the educational needs of the young people and introducing modern agriculture equipment as ways through which he thinks poverty can be reduced within the district.
He said in order to get the district developed that is why he is establishing an oil palm processing machine within the district worth over One-hundred-thousand United states Dollars (US$ 100,000) .
Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo further believes that the oil palm processing machine will be of great help to the people of electoral district #4, assuring that the tradition way of making oil palm will change to a present day technology.
He observed for so long people of electoral district #4 have suffered from bitter leadership and therefore it is time for them to elect him for better representation.
As part of his visit he also delivered keynote at the graduation of his built and sponsor school in his home tome Gomue Village.
His entry saw scores of community members and friends who have gone to form part of the closing ceremony of the Yarkpawolo Public School welcoming him back in his birth home town, Gomue Village .
His arrival in to the Gomue Village was marked with praises from men, women and youth of the area with singing and dancing across the community.
Furthermore, he lamented that gone are the days when people are elected to represent the interest of the people who elected them but in the end it turns on the opposite.
Dr. Emmanuel Urey-Yarkpawolo is noted for his involvement in the development of the 2018 Land Rights Acts, the building and turning over to government the Yarkpawolo Public School and the construction of the biggest oil palm processing factory within the district.
He however, encouraged citizens to remain supportative as 2023 gets closer and named the provision of quality education , women and youth empowerment, modern agriculture among others as his major objectives if handed the opportunity to serve.
He vowed if elected by his people the 2018 Land Rights Act which he is a founding member will fully be implemented across his constituents.
“This district will change and your lives will change as long as we work together, if you are working hard and you are still poor something is lacking and whatever is lacking we together must get it solve”, he said .
Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo received a rousing welcome on every step along the way from the multitude of citizens for his continue support towards their children’s education and the introduction of modern agriculture activity in the area.
Stakeholders who spoke with Bong TV praised the exemplary leadership quality displayed by their son which further gave momentum to the growing support from the people of Zota District for his representative bid.
“The construction and completion of the Yarkpawolo Public School and the ongoing Oil palm processing machine factory construction in Garmue Town his support to our children’s education and as well to road construction across our communities are some of our son’s tangibles. We are also aware that he is one of the brains behind the much talk about “Land Rights Act” that give us traditional people rights to our lands and as well give our mothers and sisters the rights to own land. These are tangibles that have necessitated our support for Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo to represent us in the 2023 elections.” An elder remarked.