-Technical Service Director Allegedly Insults Bassa Leadership
By Alexander Musa, Jr.
The Technical Service Director of the Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) who serves as one of the Representatives of the company in a meeting between Concession Companies and authorities of Grand Bassa called by Representative Vincent Willie was asked to leave the meeting for what the leaders termed as insult to them.
Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh and Representative Vincent Willie instructed the securities to peacefully escort the LAC representative out of the conference hall of Charle’s Lodge in Buchanan were the meeting was held Wednesday, August 29,2018.
The meeting was aimed at soliciting help from companies that are using the Big Joe Town route to join the county’s administration to rehabilitate the road which has been in a deplorable state over the years.
Several Companies to include; Forest Ventures, International Consultant Capital (ICC), Alpha Logging, Mandra Logging Company, Liberia Agriculture Company, Booming Green Liberia among others were invited to discuss the road issue.
The companies excluding LAC accepted to provide fuel oil, trucks, equipment and other needed items for the road project which was placed at an estimated cost of US$146,810.00.
Daniel Greeff, Technical Service Director of LAC, harshly responded to Superintendent Baikpeh and Representative Willie saying the management of LAC worked on other roads before as such they could not contribute to the project.
The LAC Technical Service Manager who is a foreign national said the other companies should take the initiative along with the county authorities but LAC has no contribution to make.
The statement made by the LAC representative sounded as an insult to the county’s Superintendent and Representative Willie angrily condemned the statement.
Superintendent Baikpeh said other companies have been contributing to the county but they still expressed their willingness to contribute to the reconditioning of the route that all the companies and citizens plying.
He says LAC is in the constant habit of disrespecting leaders; something he says President George Weah is going to know about.
“LAC uses that Big Joe Town road besides, there have been other helps from other companies and they are still expressing willingness to help but LAC came to Bassa since 1959 and nothing they have to show us,” Baikpeh asserted.
“Every time leaders ask LAC to do something for the county they will always misbehave but we are going to stop that in this county,” he added.
Grand Bassa County electoral district #4 lawmaker Vincent Willie noted that he as lawmaker of the district that hosts the company least expected insult from the company and they’re going to put an end to the misbehavior of LAC management.
“I’m the lawmaker of the district, you look in my face and say we can’t help recondition the road that we all using after I took upon my time to come to Bassa just to meet with all the companies and they agreed to help, LAC disgraced us in front of the other companies,” Rep. Willie stressed.
The lawmaker added that the road for which he called all the companies to meeting is a major route that has been damaged for days and motorcycle could not even make way through.
He added the condition of the road in past days stalled activities of the district including LAC rubber to be transported from its plantation.
He vowed to prevail on the company’s management to apologize to the county and contribute to the project.
Meanwhile; Harry M. Attoh, Human Resource and Administrative Manager of LAC who was also in the meeting apologize to Representative Willie and Superintendent Baikpeh for the harsh response of his workmate.
Attoh at the same time promised that the company management will meet and find an easier way to contribute to the road project which according to him is key.