-Stage Protest In Buchanan City
By Alexander Musa
Six months after taking state power, partisans of the governing Coalition For Democratic Change (CDC), code name ‘Cdcians’ in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County are currently reportedly grumbling for employment at the Port of Buchanan and the Buchanan City Hall to claim the immediate attention of local government officials in the county.
Speaking at the Buchanan Port this week, the spokesperson of the aggrieved CDC partisans, Edwin S.G McGill said their action is not intended to bring the party to public disrepute neither any leader of the CDC, but to call the attention of President George Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor that the Grand Bassa Chapter of CDC refused to be spectators to realizing their pro-poor plan.
McGill recounted that only four persons from the Grand Bassa Chapter of the CDC have received appointments.
“However, as part of the strategy and commitment that gives us the overwhelming victory in Bassa, we are deeply concern with the barbaric and inhumane treatment given us as hard-working partisans of CDC, none of the over fourteen coordinators from the five electoral districts have gotten a job neither members of the Youth and Women Leagues nor auxiliaries of the Coalition,” McGill told our Grand Bassa County Correspondent.
At the same time, McGill has alleged that the opposition Unity Party who he said denigrated them as Cdcians are in top positions of the CDC government which he claimed has the propensity and proclivity to undermine the good plans of President Weah.
According to him, the CDC government is gear toward redeeming Liberia from the stomach of poverty caused by chronic corruption evidenced by their action of awarding jobs that belongs to CDCians to relatives of theirs, something he said is unacceptable.
The aggrieved cdcians also alleged that some officials of the National Port Authority (NPA) to include Madam Cecelia Cuffy Brown, and Christopher Wisner are hindering their appointment as one of them, Darlington Gomo was appointed as Assistant Manager of the Port of Buchanan, but yet to be given access to serve in the position which they said is an attempt to undermine the interest and sustainability of the party (CDC) and a serious breach of Article 7 section 1 of the November 2, 2016 agreement of the coalition which states that, after the coalition electoral victory, all members of the coalition shall have the rights to be part of the national unity government.
“We have constantly engaged all relevant and appropriate authorities like Honorable Matthew Joe, CDC representative electoral district#3, Hon. Mulbah Morlu CDC National Chairman, Grand Bassa County Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh and others but to no avail, which leads us to note that in the cause of the people the Struggle Must End,” the aggrieved Cdcians stressed.
They asserted, “the aggrieved cdcians have qualifications to work so they should be given the opportunity because we have struggled with CDC for twelve unbroken years,” they noted.
Meanwhile, they have promised to continue their protest until their needs are amicably addressed.
Their actions brought the Buchanan City Hall and the Sea Port of Buchanan to a standstill for several hours on Monday.
The aggrieved cdcians spokesman Edwin McGill said their protest action is time indefinite until something is done in their favor.
For their parts, Meshack Reeves, Buchanan Sea Port Consultant and Grand Bassa Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh called on the cdcians to be patient as appointment is still ongoing.
Reeves said the Buchanan Port has the capacity to host over 50 people, but they as heads of the port are working on modalities to help employ their fellow cdcians.