LIBERIA: Grand Gedeans protest Grant’s Appointment As Superintendent


Some citizens of Grand Gedeh County under the banner concerned citizens have staged a protest against the appointment of Alex C. Grant as Superintendent of the county.
The Concerned Grand Gedeh Citizens, who took on the streets of Zwedru over the weekend, said they are not in favor of President Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s appointments in the county, especially with the issue of former Representative Grant.
Addressing the media in Zwedru, the spokesman of the group, Kai Gee, said the former lawmaker is one person who has brought shame and disgrace to them and the county locally, nationally, and internationally.
“He does not deserve to be our superintendent. We made him representative for twelve (12) years, and we got nothing in return but shame and disgrace.”
Mr. Gee said it is saddened that many of their prominent sons death in the county are being associated with former lawmaker Grant.
He accused the former Grand Gedeh lawmaker of being behind the death of the late Representative Erol Madison Gwion, Hon. Otis Jolo, and the disappearance of NEC staff Alfred Dunner, among others.
The Grand Gedeans called on President Boakai to appoint another prominent citizen of the county instead of Grant.
According to Mr. Gee, former Representative Grant has not been working in the interest of his district, Gbarzon, and the county at large.
Since the appointment of Hon. Grant to the superintendent position by President Boakai, there has been rejection by his kinsmen.
It can be recalled that Grand Gedeans based in Montserrado, staged a peaceful protest in recent times at the Capitol, calling on the attention of the senate to reject Hon. Grant confirmation as superintendent designate of Grand Gedeh.
In Zwedru, the concerned citizens presented their petition to members of the county’s traditional council for further submission to the Minister of Internal Affairs and subsequently to the President of Liberia for redress.
The traditional leaders assured the protesters that their petition will be looked into.

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