…As Guest Speaker Amplifies Calls For War Crime Court
The GSA Road Community in Paynesville, outside Monrovia on Sunday, September 16, 2018 installed its new corps of officials with the guest speaker at the occasion amplifying calls for the establishment of a war and economic crime court in the country.
According to Abraham B. Tengbe, there must be truth to have real reconciliation.
Tengbe, who contested the Representative seat for Electoral District #6 in Montserrado County in the 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections, said the court must be established so that people who committed atrocities can account for their wrongdoings.
“If we want to have true reconciliation, we must have truth on our lips. We can’t look at reconciliation in the air. Unless people who committed these atrocities can be dragged to court to account for their actions, I am afraid, we can’t have any genuine peace,” he stated.
“They must pay for the wrong they did then we will be getting somewhere. The culture of impunity is killing us and we must change things around for the better,” Tengbe added.
Thomas Goba, former Chairman of the community, pledged the old leadership’s commitment to work with the newly inducted leadership.
He said while the election itself was tension parked, it was now time for the community to once again, hold together for development.
“We are grateful that we held this community together. We will work with the new leadership so that we can move the things of this community forward. We want you move further from where we stopped,” he asserted.
In brief remarks, Montserrado County Electoral District six Representative, Samuel Enders, urged the leadership to be open minded in order to achieve its goals.
“You must be opened to your people because that’s the style of a responsible leadership. You must also be strong and withstand all criticisms because this is what you are being called to do. Be decisive in your decision-making process. I know it will be hard but please do not let your people down,” the lawmaker cautioned the GSA Road leadership.
The new Chairman of GSA Road, Dave Fokonyulu, disclosed that the construction of an administrative headquarters and hall is key on the new leadership’s agenda.
In addition to the administrative headquarters and hall, he vowed that the new leadership will ensure that electricity reaches almost all homes in the community as a means of combating criminal activities at night.
“We need an administrative home and a hall. We will provide responsible leader. But all of these can’t be achieved accept we hold together. We want all of you on board for the improvement of this community,” he urged.
“As a leadership, we will not support anyone who wants to seek political power in this district, because we are a non-political institution. We will not violate the Constitution of our community. We will work with all. We will not sell GSA Road to anyone or party,” he vowed.
Meanwhile, the newly elected leadership will steer the affairs of the community for the next three years.