Tradition is said to have taken back seat, particularly in the lives of majority Liberians whose life style have been greatly impacted by borrowed culture.
The borrowed culture, has to a greater extend impacted the day-to-day interaction between young people and the elderly.
In an effort to mitigate the situation, a defeated aspirant in the October 2017 Representative election in Kolahun District #3 has called on the people of Gbandi land in Liberia to foster unity and to show respect for all persons, irrespective of their status in society.
Gbandi, is one of Liberia’s 16 tribes occupying Kolahun that is situated between two of their traditional uncles; Lorma and Kissi.
Addressing a gathering of traditional elders, youth and women, Varney Sekou Dudu acknowledged the existence of the scares of the October election. He added that unless such scares areproperly managed, it could stall development in the already underdeveloped land.
“Political division is not always caused by politicians, rather their followers who literally inflict wounds on others in the name of support for their candidates,” Dudu asserted.
“The Gbandi land is our common denominator; we therefore need to stop segregating and fueling disunity among ourselves. The seat for representing a district is a single seat and it is only the winner that sits in there as such, all losers are to positively support the winners if they mean well for their people,” Dudu demonstratively acknowledged.
He cited insincerity, hate and ungratefulness as some of the vices that must be avoided.
Meanwhile, he wants those having personal issues against winners of the October polls to drop those issues, respect and work with them in developing the lives of locals.
Dudu spoke recently at a reconciliation meeting held in Taninahun Town.
The meeting was initiated by Representative Clarence Massaquoi who sought the input of citizens in crafting a six-year development agenda for the district in Taninahun