-Rep Koung Brands Division of Nimba
By Reuben Sei Waylaun
Nimba County electoral district one Representative, Jeremiah Kpan Koung has branded as ‘facebook talks’ calls for the division of Nimba County.
Representative Jeremiah Kpan Koung
Following the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, there have been series of calls from some quarters of the county from some citizens calling for the division of the county.
The northern county has been a subject of forceful power struggle with some attributing it to some individuals, especially the young people of the County, who may be mostly job seekers that are proposing the split-up of Nimba County for personal reasons.
The campaigners are pushing for the implementation of a law that would see Nimba County divided into two counties. They claimed it would create an avenue for more seats in the upper house of parliament (senate).
However there has been a stiff resistance from majority of the citizens, who believe that the law, if implemented, would break down the unity of the County, increasing ethnic tension. Their campaign has mainly spread on facebook and other social media outlets.
Speaking recently in Ganta, the Nimba district one Representative, described the call as ‘facebook talk’, saying he doesn’t give credence to such thinking by anyone.
“I don’t think over this because that’s facebook talk. Nimba will never be divided,” he said.
According to him, those campaigners should start thinking in galvanizing supports that will make the county great and strong instead of division.
Nimba County is one of the leading revenue generating counties of Liberia. Other officials of the County’s leadership had earlier spoke against the division of the County, calling on all those responsible to desist from increasing argument and think of unity and development.