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-Rep Zarzar Claims; Cites Delay In Confirming New Supt.
Over perpetual delay in the confirmation of a new superintendent in Sinoe County, Representative Matthew G. Zarzar of district three said such inaction makes the county vulnerable.

According to Representative Zarzar, he hopes the people who are allegedly ‘delaying’ the process of confirmation of the new superintendent should now see wisdom to confirm him.

The Sinoe County lawmaker further acknowledged that the power to confirm lies within the House, but he said there is a need for his colleagues in the Liberian Senate to see reason in confirming the new superintendent of the county in order to jumpstart development projects in the area.

“You cannot stall the confirmation of the new superintendent, it is not just right for the county. The people of the county are suffering. What I learned from the Ministry of Internal Affairs is that there is no document that is being processed for the county because of that,” he said.

Representative Zarzar lamented that he has been further informed by the ministry that until the county can have a new superintendent, there will be no recruitments, and other activities to be carried out,” he added.

“We cannot have a county council sitting because it is t such sitting that we can select projects for development and discuss other issues for the forward match of the county. This makes the county so vulnerable. If this continues, there is a probability that we may lose our county development fund,” he indicated.

Regarding the reported ‘bitterness’ that has existed between Representative Zarzar and Senator Milton Teahjay, he noted that given all of the unfolding happenings the county’s interest remains supreme.

“The people of the county are peaceful. Senator Teahjay and I are leaders of the county, and whether we like it or not, we will always be friends,” he clarified. As delay in the confirmation of Sinoe County superintendent-designate Prosperous Brown by the Liberian Senate seems unending, the Chairman of the Statutory Committee on Internal Affairs once accused Sinoe County Senator J. Milton Teahjay of refusing to allow the confirmation to proceed.

Senator Thomas Grupee of Nimba County said, when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf submitted the name of Mr. Brown to the senate for possible confirmation, the plenary of the Senate mandated his committee to conduct the hearing, but Senator Teahjay intervened, claiming that he has to inform the county about the appointment.

Senator J. Milton Teahjay has positioned, according to his critics, as the almighty one in the rigmarole regarding the confirmation of Superintendent-designate, Prosper Brown.

Sinoe, one of the original counties of Liberia, is currently wallowing in the bottomless pit of confusion and uncertainty necessitated and crowned by long-running division mainly borne out of tribalism.

Sons and daughters from different tribal backgrounds who are at the center of politics in the county are said to be adding insults to injuries by not finding solution to the problem affecting the county, but rather trying to show how mighty they are, the amount of power they whirl and the strength they have to depict things, who has better rapport with the president and who commands the respect of the majority of the people of Sinoe.

It has also been alleged that Senator Teahjay is said to be positioning himself as the almighty one with the apparent wherewithal to either perpetually lock or unlock the confirmation.

By Reuben Sei Waylaun

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