The just-ended Maryland County Sitting was marked by serious controversy between members of the legislative caucus and some chiefs and elders in the county, this paper learned, but Senator Ghleh-Gboh Brown said everything went well.
County Sitting is a regular activity carries out by every county to discuss ways to move the county forward, and to appropriate funds intended to develop the county in accordance with the law and this is done every year.
After three consecutive years without a county sitting, leaders of the assembled in Harper to find solutions to some of the problems affecting the county, but the two-day event concluded without the presence of bulk of the lawmakers.
However, Senator Brown on presided over the Sitting told reporters that the sitting went well and all of the necessary decision was reached in order to move the county forward.
He confirmed that the Sitting was postponed two times prior to the December hosting due to conflicting dates between lawmakers and local county authority. Out of the five lawmakers the county has, only two were in attendance while the others did not provide reasons for their absent.
“Well, by law all of the lawmakers don’t have to be present so the other lawmakers chose not to attend the sitting,” he said. He did the existence of confusion, saying “there has not been any misunderstanding between members of the caucus.”
He wondered why lawmakers would choose not to attend the sitting. The Maryland county lawmaker said the people of the county selected him to preside over the Sitting because the chairman of the Caucus, Representative Bhofal Chambers refused to attend the sitting, adding “as such they were tired of postponing the sitting for the third time.”
Senator Brown also disclosed that each district within the county received US$150,000 for development purposes, while US$25,000.Is allotted for the youth of the county.
Sen. Brown said he looks forward to other lawmakers who were absent to sign the resolution in order to move the county forward. Meanwhile, when contacted Representative Bhofal Chambers and Representative Isaac Roland for comments the both were not reached up to press time as their phones rang endlessly.
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.