In Bomi: Anderson, Karmo Join Forces

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Rev. Anderson in Afrrican shirt (far right) holds Mrs. Kumba Karmo hand as they march through the main route from the Bomi Community College with Rep. Karmo in (black cap and black trousers to the location of the indoor program

Bomi County Electoral District #2 candidates for representative, Reverend Bai J. Anderson and S. Gayah Karmo, over the weekend joined forces to ensure that Edwin Snowe, the incumbent for Montserrado District #2 does not take ownership of the county’s decision making at the 54th Legislature.

Marching hand in hand with Rep. Karmo ahead of over one thousand supporters, Anderson graced Karmo’s official campaign launch in an effort to boost their traditional ownership of the Gola land.

“This is not just about Karmo; it concerns me and my supporters, who collectively believe that Snowe’s contesting into our county has a sinister undertone. We will not sit idly and see Karmo fight alone,” Anderson said.

He called on residents of Senjeh, which is one of Bomi’s political hot spots, to protect their land. “Protect yourselves by protecting Karmo, who is fighting to secure something good for not only all of us, but the unborn generations of this county,” he admonished, terming Senjeh as an experimental case for politicians across the country.

“If you let the golden opportunities be taken away from you in the name of unreliable change, you will forever regret it,” Anderson cautioned the gathering at the hall adjacent to the government hospital in the town.

“We can settle our differences in the absence of outside influence if only we unite. I am saying this to mean that if we allow Snowe to become the next representative of this district, it will clearly send a message to people across the country, and even the world in general that we, the citizens of Bomi do not know who we are; what we are and where we are from and to where we are headed,” Anderson declared.

He further admonished that Karmo should not be the lone sacrifice in an effort to thwart Snowe’s representative bid in the district.

“It is quite true that I have my own campaign to run in District #2, but I am not worried because I am confident that the people of my district have resolved to allow me to represent them at the 54th Legislature,” Anderson said.

Rep. Karmo said there is no need for the people of Senjeh to think that trust and confidence in him can be eroded. He referred to himself as a knowledgeable administrator, reliable manager and an ordained leader.

“The time for you to end my contract in serving you is not now, even if you should do so. Trust and believe in God that giving me additional time will not be in vain. I will work hard as ever before in leading you to ensure that we are at peace with each other first through consistent interactions, and working together in the best interest of our district and the county,” Karmo told his supporters, who responded with rounds of applause.

He outlined the construction of a home for the blind and other disabled persons, lobbying to raise funds  to pay West Africa Senior Certificate Exam (WASCE) fees for all students graduating from grades 9 and 12 and the construction of a new police headquarters for the district among his achievements over the years.

He further pledged to work hard and build recreation and research centers for students; ensuring to complete projects he earlier initiated.

“I am #4 on the ballot paper, while Snowe is #5. Therefore, you will vote for me first because I am very certain to continue serving you. Vote me back into office so I may continue to stand and fight for you,” Karmo told his supporters.

The head of the 19 Tubmanburg community leaders, Obola Kollie, said he has met with his community leaders, and that they have resolved to vote Karmo into office so he will continue serving them.

“There may be differences among us, but I am confident that my fellow leaders have understood the dangers ahead if we vote in a new person. The dangers range from our lack of control over what we called our own to being outplayed in the major decision-making processes over our resources,” Mr. Kollie said.

He expressed gratitude for the turnout by the residents to show that Karmo is still their choice, and that there is no need for a new face.

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  • David S. Menjor is a Liberian journalist whose work, mainly in the print media has given so much meaning to the world of balanced and credible mass communication. David is married and interestingly he is also knowledgeable in the area of education since he has received some primary teacher training from the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). David, after leaving Radio Five, a broadcast media outlet, in 2016, he took on the challenge to venture into the print media affairs with the Dailly Observer Newspaper. Since then he has created his own enviable space. He is a student at the University of Liberia.

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David S. Menjor is a Liberian journalist whose work, mainly in the print media has given so much meaning to the world of balanced and credible mass communication. David is married and interestingly he is also knowledgeable in the area of education since he has received some primary teacher training from the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). David, after leaving Radio Five, a broadcast media outlet, in 2016, he took on the challenge to venture into the print media affairs with the Dailly Observer Newspaper. Since then he has created his own enviable space. He is a student at the University of Liberia.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The moral here is that legislators should neither take their constituents nor representation for granted. As if the fact that the voters are even considering a carpetbagger isn’t enough, the local guy claims he is an “ordained leader”. It is such overconfidence never mind shameful failure to work for the welfare and interest of voters that stoke political discontent.

  2. Mr. Sylvester Moses, it baffles any sound mind that you would just jump to conclusion and attribute “a shameful failure to work for the welfare and interests of voters” against a public official of a county of whom you know nothing about simply because his Representative seat is been by contested by an illegitimate, illegal, and unconstitutional, opponent whose stolen cash has earned him supporters.

    One just imagine how many innocent persons who were accused and brought to the NSA were tortured and brutalized simply for you to realize later the accused was indeed innocent. No body who grew up in Bomi and knew or knows S. Gayah Karmo became surprise when Bomi voted overwhelmingly as their Representative. What is happening in Bomi with Edwin Snowe flouting the constitution simply because he has money is just a little of what is to come when dual citizenship is allowed in Liberia with VOTERS BEING BOUGHT and the Supreme Court and the NEC BEING ON SALE!

  3. Kou Gontee, the verdict will soon be delivered by the voters. In life like in anything else, don’t take anything for granted. They’ll learn the hard way when Snowe is sworn in as Representative for that District.

  4. Sime Darby oil palm and rubber plantation…Has not been able to give Bomi County, it’s share of the Development Funds. Simply because the very leaders, crying foul today, could never resolved to established an account to have said funds transferred why? What sort of unity is this at the last hour without honor and respect for the people? That’s what happens when a trustee/s failed their responsibilities, people take advantage of it. Moreover, Snow, sees the legal means available to bring them to their senses. The days of official neglects and unchecked responsibility is over. Next will be your own children challenging your for the very positions you officials are serving….Never late though to hold together as demonstrated by Anderson….

  5. WE NEED TO HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS, PRODUCTIVITIES,RECORDS WHILE SERVING THE PUBLIC. I AM AFRAID THE HONOURABLE KARMO IS IN TROUBLE,FROM ALL THAT HE CLAIMED TO HAVE DONE DURING HIS TENURE AS A LAWMAKER FOR THE PEOPLE OF BOMI COUNTY THE PAST SIX YEARS SOUNDS LIKE A DROP IN A BABY’S PAN NOT EVEN IN AN ADULT’S BUCKET. IT SEEMS TO ME EDWIN SNOWE IS THE BEST PERSON TO HELP YOUR PEOPLE,LET’S DO AWAY WITH TRIBALISM,I DON’T KNOW MR. SNOWE, DON’T CARE HOW HE GOT HIS MONEY. WHAT MATTERS TO ME IS HE IS VERY OPEN MINDED, WILL CREATE JOBS THAT WILL IMPROVE THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF YOR PEOPLE,SOMETHING THAT YOU DID NOT DO THE PAST SIX YEARS. MR. SNOWE IS A LIBERIAN,CAN CHOOSE TO LIVE ANY PART OF LIBERIA,PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND. I HAILED FROM NIMBA COUNTY,YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO TAKE UP RESIDENCY THERE AT ANYTIME IF BOMI DOESN’T SERVE YOU WELL THIS TIME AROUND. THE PEOPLE ARE VERY WARM AND WELCOMING.

  6. I don’t think the people of District #1 Bomi County is highly interested in traditional politics now but rather in Development. This county is blessed to produce president for 12 years and a speaker for approximately 11 years but there is no improvement or any development in the county even the district. There is a need for the people of Bomi County to produce a leader who is willing and prepare to transform the district and the people of Bomi County.
    Today the people of Nimba, Grand Bassa, other counties are moving ahead not only in the name of strong people or natural resources but in the name of good leadership and true patriotism. Imagine the distance from Bomi to Monrovia which in any country should one of the most developed county but we are now refer to as one of the most develop counties in Liberia. We will continue to educate our people that Bomi needs a total transformation and development not about tradition now which we have gone a long way.

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