By: Jeremiah Mulbah
Dr. Emmanuel Urey Yarkpawolo a representative aspirant of Bong County electoral district #4 has expressed serious sadness over the appalling conditions of residents of the district.
The district is currently represented at the 54th legislature by, Robert Flomo Wombah, a member of the former ruling Unity Party.
Addressing Scores of journalists over the weekend in Monrovia , Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo named the lack of a basic healthcare delivery system and the poor education facilities are some of the challenges faced by citizens in the area.
“Our people are really suffering. I have visited clinics without medications, I have visited schools and all I heard is only few teachers are on government payroll and deplorable conditions of major roads in the district”.
He added; most of the health centers in the district lack drugs and so many teachers continue to work assiduously and yet their names have not been placed on government payroll.
The Bong County representative hopeful blamed the situation on lack of proper leadership by the current district lawmaker to engage the national government and other partners on issues faced by the people.
As a means of helping to medicate some of the challenges faced by people of Bong County electoral district #4, Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo named the construction of a palm oil factory in Panta worth one hundred thousand United States dollars to help farmers in the district produce more oil with lesser work.
“We did that to help our people. The machine does not use fuel or gasoline. All you need is to gather the palm scrub and just heat the machine”.
He also named the construction of schools in the district and provision of tuition aids and scholarships as some of initiatives he has been undertaking to better the life of Youth of the district.
At the same time, Dr. Emmanuel Yarkpawolo-Urey promised when elected to take a college in district #4.
According to him, most of the young people graduating from high schools in the district find it more challenging to continue their studies due to their low income.
He said, when the college is introduced, it will afford parents in the three administrative districts which make up district #4 to enroll their kids without having to send them to Gbarnga or Monrovia to further their studies.
“I really feel for the young people and their parents in the district. When some of them graduate, they will have to travel to either Gbarnga or Monrovia to continue their studies and that is so expensive. We will have our own district college that will be affordable to help our people”.
When asked which political party he will be contesting in 2023, Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo disclosed that he will contest as an independent candidate and will be supported by the Grassroots Alternative Movement (GAM), a super civil society group .
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