The Grand Bassa University Student Union has descended on lawmakers from the county, accusing them of paying lip-service to issues that regard the county's developmental agenda, transformational engagement plan, as well as role to its social, political and economic progress.
Through the Grand Bassa University Student Union, the students said they are yet to see the tangibles of statutory laws enacted by legislative body to improve the living standard of citizens.
Their contention is contained in a statement issued Monday, expressing serious disappointment over the manner and fashion in which they claim the Grand Bassa Legislative Caucus is proceeding with the affairs of the county.
“Due to the refusal of the legislators to enact better laws, Grand Bassa County, as one of the oldest counties in Liberia, lacks human resource and infrastructure in terms of development,” the students argued.
“Our mothers, sisters, fathers and other relatives hailing from various districts of the county walked ten to fifteen hours distances before getting access to market places, hospital, school, and other relevant area of the county.”
According to them, the county lacks electricity, safe drinking water, and farm to market roads, clinics, and market places, stressing “many of our people sell fufu, coconut, palm wine, and make other businesses before their nutritional happiness can be met.”
In the world of globalization and communication, the students argued that many of our people do not have access to communication.
“Many of our law makers and county officials traveled ten times every month in western countries and bring no benefit to the county. Some county officials earned over fifteen thousand united state dollars monthly and still reignite on their responsibility in contributing to the forward march of the county,” the students noted in the statement.
In order to have a better Bassa, the students urged their lawmakers to pay heels to human resource development, in so doing by contributing huge budgetary support to the Community College, the Grand Bassa University Student Union and the organization of motivational and informative events among grade students.
They also took note of the provision of loan to market women, pen-pen riders, and serious minded business entrepreneur, and called on the Bassa Legislative Caucus to take the county issues seriously in the quest for transformation.
The students pledged to remain engaged, focused, committed and consistent in engaging their leaders to ensure that the right things are done.