Duazon Gets ‘City Status’ Today

Joint committee to submit bill for Plenary’s consideration

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Margibi County’s Districts # 5 and 1 Representatives J. Emmanuel Nuquay and Roland Opee Cooper

An act to create the City of Duazon in Margibi County to be second to the city of Kakata is expected to be approved today, Thursday, May 25, by members of the House of Representatives, Margibi County District # 1 Representative Roland Opee Cooper has disclosed.

Rep. Cooper is the chief sponsor of the Act, titled, “The Duazon City Corporation”

Reports said House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay, who is also Margibi County District # 5 Representative, is one of the co-sponsors.

More than 40 Representatives, who are supposedly members of the “Pro-Nuquay Block” are also supporting the passage of the draft law.

The draft law seeks to organize and consolidate several scattered communities, including the R2 Community, Duazon Community, Boys Town Junction Community, and others, to form a single corporate entity for the purpose of integrating resources for their enhancement, development and socio-economic empowerment.

In an interview with journalists, Rep. Cooper said the draft law should have been enacted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, but the rigmarole in the Legislative procedures caused the bill to be forwarded to the Committees on Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning; and Lands, Mines & Resources Planning to assess and advice Plenary on Thursday, May 25.

“With the massive support from colleagues, the bill will be passed Thursday, May 25,” he said.

During Tuesday’s session, which marked the 33rd day sitting, upon the reading of the “Act to create the City of Duazon,” Montserrado County District # 6 Representative Acarous M. Gray proffered that the reading should be accepted as the second and third readings and be considered to pass into law by the House’s Plenary.

After about 40 minutes of disagreement of adhering to the House’s Rules and Procedures on the Introduction of Draft Law, Rep. Gray reinstated the motion to forward the act to the Joint Committee and advice Plenary on Thursday, May 25.

“The community has about 35,000 inhabitants who have seen the need to organize themselves to form a single entity that will enhance their growth and social and economic development,” Rep. Cooper said.

9 COMMENTS

  1. The Act to create the city of Duazon has been long ove due but thanks to Hon. Cooper and Hon. Nuquay for sponsoring this bill. The citizens of Lower Margibi including myself have been confused for many years on where to take our complains when situation happens. As a result, you see citizens taking their complains to paynesville or Harbel, Firestone.Thanks, honorables Randolph Cooper and Hon. J. Emmanuel Nuquay

  2. Giving Duazon a city status?……does these people actually know what a city should be?
    Can someone please help me out here: I would like to know what are those criteria needed in gaining a city status in Liberia. Because, I’m about to embark on a vigorous campaign to give Wainsue, Bong County a city status.

    Too many clueless people working in government

    • A city is a large and permanent human settlement. Each country has its own definition of a city. There is no specific criteria for a city, so if you want to make Wainsue a city, it should not be a problem.

  3. Fooling ourselves.
    lts a shame to see our socalled lawmakers giving city status to a place that is comparable to villages in countries around us.what makes Duazon a city? What are some of the city criterias that is in Duazohn? Go to the webster or a normal dictationary and define a city and see if Duazohn meet the criterion to be called a city. Do you know for Duazon to be called a city,it must first of all have all the iminities for its citizens to live indepent of nearby cities? l mean ,schools,colleges,universities,hospitals,transport services,supermarkets,its own utility services, agriculture facilities, paved streets, police and fire and ambulance services, industries to employ the citizens, its own airports, playground for children, courts, all kinds of institutionals programs to add value to its human capital. Has Duazohn any of the above listed facilities?

  4. Fooling ourselves.
    lts a shame to see our socalled lawmakers giving city status to a place that is comparable to villages in countries around us.what makes Duazon a city? What are some of the city criterias that is in Duazohn? Go to the webster or a normal dictationary and define a city and see if Duazohn meets the criterion to be called a city. Do you know for Duazon to be called a city,it must first of all have all the iminities for its citizens to live indepent of nearby cities? l mean schools,colleges,universities,hospitals,transport services,supermarkets,its own utility services, agriculture facilities, paved streets, police, fire and ambulance services, industries to employ the citizens, its own airports, playground for children, courts, all kinds of institutionals programs to add value to its human capital. Has Duazohn any of the above listed facilities?

  5. Is there any public square in duazon, is there any street in douzin, is there any good health center? Pupulaton does nit make a city.

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