-Vow To Besiege Monrovia
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
Some aggrieved members of the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) in Liberia under the banner Disabled of Like Minds for Good Governance have vowed to besiege Monrovia if the Government of Liberia fails to address their plights.
Making the disclosure Wednesday, May 2, 2018 on capitol hill in Monrovia following a meeting with House Speaker, Bhofal Chambers, the group through its chairman, Samuel Sumo Dean stated that the government would have no peace if disabled themselves are not in peace.
“We remain resilience, consistence and persistence in this process. We are going to plan the siege of Monrovia meticulously and execute it with military dexterity. The government is going to know no peace until the disable know peace,” Dean stressed in harsh tone.
Dean told a team of journalists that their decision to take such action is triggered by the reinstatement of three executives of the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) by President George Weah.
Dean claims that the three individuals lack the ability to properly run the affairs of the commission; something he said is responsible for the low life style of disabled people in the country.
Dean indicated that the three have been heading the commission for the last eight years now and there have been no programs that would affect the lives of disabled people, adding that they are still living on begging in the streets of Monrovia.
“Three directors have been serving the disabled commission for the last eight years without any viable programs. They are unequal to the task, inept and lack the ability of service,” Dean said.
He revealed that they have on three occasions met with President Weah so as find an amicable solution but to no avail, thus, the President has promised to look in to the matter, something which has prompted their decision to come to the House of Representatives.
He noted that their decision to come to the House of Representatives is as a result of the failure of the President to resolve the matter in the soonest possible time and as such; they are calling on the legislature to use its power to pass a ‘Vote of no Confident’ in the three.
However, Dean wants a free, fair and transparent vetting process to be carried out by the office of the vice President, Jewel Howard Taylor in order to select the heads of the commission.
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