-Cite Abandonment, Lack of Appreciation
By R Joyclyn Wea
Maryland county electoral district two Pleebo-Sodokan Representative and House Speaker, Bhofal Chambers has been indicted by his people.
Speaker Bhofal Chambers of Pleebo-Sodokan, Maryland district two
According to the aggrieved citizens, since his third-term election by his constituents and subsequent election as Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Pleebo-Sodokan lawmaker has reportedly abandoned citizens and residents of the district who voted him.
Since his election as Speaker of the 54th National Legislature, the once ‘tough talking lawmaker’ has had some difficulties in dealing with his much-publicized credentials as well as some missteps in presiding in his maiden year as Speaker. However, he is said to be on a right footing now when presiding.
The latest allegation from his constituents will further increase his reported stresses as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
According to our reporter who recently returned from Pleebo-Sodokan, Maryland County, the citizens are alleging that since the 2017 presidential and representative elections, Speaker Chambers has not gone in the district to applaud them of reelecting him for the third-term as Representatives of that district.
Pleebo Small Market
The citizens termed the alleged action on the part of Representative Chambers as ‘ingratitude and dis-service’ to the people of Pleebo who massively voted him during the 2017 representative poll.
They further accused him of breaking down Pleebo Small Market with the aim of rebuilding a new or modern structure for marketers, a project that has reportedly been abandoned by the lawmaker.
The citizens particularly marketers are expressing fear over the challenges they would encounter now that the rain reason is here.
The project started since April 2017 and halted in August 2017, something they said has caused major setback to business people in the area as many of them are said to have left the market.
“We have engaged him several times since the contractor halted the project and he promised to do everything ensuring that the facility is constructed, but to no avail,” Annie Mansah Table Director Pleebo Small Market stated.
According to Mansah, they are deeply worry about the rain because there is no shelter to market their goods or products.
“If chambers doesn’t met up with his promise, we will group ourselves to build a tank for the time being, but we remain citizens of Pleebo Sodokan,” Mark Thompson Secretary General, Pleebo Small Market stated.
“We the citizens of Pleebo are bitter and greatly frustrated over the action of Honorable Chambers for his failure to complete the market structure after assuring us,” Julie Moore another marketer added.
She indicated “I wonder his ascendency as Speaker has ‘blinded his eyes’ to the extent he no longer cares or he has forgotten that it is the very people who voted him into power.”
“Citizens of this district are already resolved and going to pay Representative Chambers what he deserves,” Emmanuel Dickson adding you cannot fool a woman to get her pregnant twice.
They are calling on national government to help in the completion of the project for the safety of the markets.
When contacted, the Media Officer in the office of Speaker Chambers, Bobby Addison confirmed the allegation, but stated that the project was given to the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE), the development arm of the Liberian Government.
According to Addison, the LACE brought in its own contractors, but till date, the project is yet to be completed.
“It is true Representative Chambers promised to build the market and the process was halted. He is going to do everything possible to ensure the building is completed,” he added.