LIBERIA: Disabled Community In Nimba Decry Politicians, Say They Will Not Be Voted For   

After been isolated by previous elected officials over the years, the disabled community of Nimba County has vowed not to vote any politician be it senator or representative unless the find interest to see what help to provide to the disabled community in the county.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the GNN in Ganta, Nimba County, the spokesman of the group in the county, Mr. Gabriel Togba-Gbei Sooe, said his group is prepared to turn down any politicians during the upcoming midterm senatorial elections scheduled December 8, 2020, adding, they have refused over and over to cater to the wellbeing of the community, stressing, “Politicians and stakeholders including  the county administration have deliberately refused to form part of our funds raising and honoring program held recently in Ganta, this situation on the part of them made us to feel that they have no interest in us,” Mr. Gbei Sooe speaking to the GNN noted.

According to him, the people living with disability in Ninba County have resolved to checkmate and stay away from the electoral process if their concern are not met by those stakeholders and politicians in the county because he feel that  their right have been play with because of their disability.

Mr. sooe indicated that it is only during elections time that politicians know them, but forgetting to know that they as people living with disability has some significant impact on the society, that they should not to be overlook.

He made emphasis on the way they were overlook, when the honoring and and funds raising program that was organized by them was poorly attended by those they invited  especially politician and the county superintendent  Mr. Nelson Korkuh who is living with same condition as they are, but cannot identified with them.

Mr. Gabriel Togba-gbei Sooe concluded by saying ,with one voice they have resolve to only vote for someone who will timely identify with them in reaching their target on the purchase of two acres of land for farming and the construction of academic and vocational school for the disable.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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