Abandoned, Disappointed

By Patrick Stephen Tokpah

MONROVIA-Citizens of Waymue Town in Sanoyea District#7, Bong County have allegedly accused the Ministry of Education of abandoning the only government-run Elementary School in Town.

The citizens, speaking through one of their sons in Waymue Town, James Kollie said the school has been abandoned by the Ministry of Education since its construction.

Mr. Kollie speaking in a very sad mood said, the inability of the Liberian Government to provide the needed teaching staff is a clear manifestation that they have been marginalized.

He at the same time said, due to the lock of schools in the area school-going kids are not going to school.

He said the school was constructed and dedicated on June 12, 2009, by the Government of Liberia, but alleged that the Government of Liberia has failed to assign teachers to the school.

Commenting on the issue of safe drinking water, James Kollie said the Town lacks safe drinking water.

He said the few hand pumps that were constructed by NGOs are all spoiled; as a result, citizens of the town usually fetch water in bushes which he said, is causing serious health hazards in the town among children and adults.

Kollie, who was in tears said they are finding it very difficult to have access to safe drinking water, especially during this rainy season.

According to Kollie, the absence of school, safe drinking water, and other social needs are posting a serious threat to their wellbeing, thereby causing their children to grow uneducated as well as causing them an unbearable health disaster, describing it as total depression upon them as citizens living in that part of the country.

The citizens who believe that their rights to have access to equal opportunity have been violated over several years are seeking a timely solution to these problems that continue to worry them daily.

He said on many occasions they have been seeking assistance from some government officials but to no avail.

An investigation conducted by this paper prevails that those who are expected to be in school have all become farmers and some are now having babies by chance evidenced by the absence of school.

Waymue Town is in electoral district seven and is being represented by Mr. Joseph Papa Kolleh at the National Legislature.

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