Bomi County officials are to be blamed for the appalling state of the county's economy, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has said.
Bomi is considered one of the most underdeveloped counties in Liberia despite, its proximity to the country's economic powerhouse, Monrovia.
At a political rally in Tubmanburg City, Bomi County over the weekend, CDC senatorial candidate for the region, Prof. Duannah Kamara, blamed officials of the region in government for the difficulties the citizens are faced with at the moment.
“The lack of peace and reconciliation among county officials is responsible for the underdevelopment of our beloved county," Prof. Kamara declared.
Shifting the blame to the county's current leadership, the CDC senatorial candidate stressed that the deep-rooted disunity and an intensive and prolonged power struggle are reasons behind Bomi County’s appalling economic state.
The CDC said those were reasons the party selected Prof. Kamara to stand in the election in order to "redeem Bomi County."
Commenting on his candidacy, Prof. Kamara disclosed a platform packed with promises for "economic empowerment, education, and massive infrastructural development that will involve all stakeholders of the county.
“I have already crafted an economic policy intended to transform the lives of the people,” he declared. "Poverty remains a serious problem affecting the nation but Bomi's situation is extreme and we need to work harder to fix it in the not too distant future," the CDC candidate insisted.
He used the medium to extend aid to ailing child who had been struggling with hydro-seed for the past years.
According to the parents, the child had been suffering from the complication since birth but there had been no one to assist their son get medical attention.
Prof. Kamara promised to bring the child to Monrovia in order to get advanced medication. He expressed regret about what he called Liberia's poor health system, stressing; "Why should people be so closed to the country's capital and suffer from such a problem without help."
Prof. Duannah A. Kamara is a son of Big Geveh, Sueh Mecca District; Bomi County.
Kamara currently serves as Administrative & Finance Officer at the African Development Bank Liberia Office, Professor at the University of Liberia, both in the Graduate and Under Graduate programs. Prior to this, Mr. Kamara served as Director General of the Bureau of General Accounting (BGA); Ministry of Finance, as controller at National Food Assistant (NFA) Program, and both as Assistant Income Manager, and Director of Administration at the National Port Authority. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA), and Master in International Management (MIM) both from the University of St. Thomas; Minnesota , USA, Bachelor in Accounting with Honor (Cum Laude) from the University of Liberia. He is married with kids.