Residents living in the home town of the Vice President have cried aloud for help. The residents of Yormandu town which is the birth place of the VP, said they were in a state of shock and disbelief as they have not realized much since the ascension of their son to the status of Vice President. Bad roads, no electricity, and poor medical facility were what they cried aloud for being lack of and which could be visibly seen.
The District Councillor for Yormandu town Tamba Moiwo explained to Awoko that he had put in place mechanisms for some of the problems and difficulties in his ward. He stated that his major priority at the moment was to reconstruct and patch up the potholes in the center of the town.
He explained that what was more frustrating was the lack of commitment on the side of the young men to involve in community development. He explained how efforts were made to get the neighboring villages to help but to no avail.
The Councilor reiterated that the reason for the bad road system was all due to poor drainage system which he said was not addressed by the out gone councilor. “Through the help of NacSa’s food for work programme, the township is gradually gaining its previous status” he said.
Digging of side roads, canals, filling of potholes are now in progress. Alie Kassigbama one of the workers said the sum of seven thousand leones is paid to each worker on a daily basis.
With regards to electricity, Safea Sam-Sumana an uncle to the V.P. said he could not understand why the government cannot use the strategy applied in the case of BO and Kenema in solving their electricity problem? “We have been in darkness for far too long and now that our son is part of the leadership of the ruling APC it is now time for Yormandu to benefit from it.” Safea said.
He said whether the Vice President agreed or not, the day he leaves power, people would remind him of the bad and good things he has done. “So it is better for him to do good work back home where he would receive more praises”.
Former SLPP councilor Esther Gandi alleged that since APC became a party all the past ministers that represented Kono where liars and the VP being no exception. She said the party has made a lot of promises which they cannot fulfill. Esther said the V.P. would not take any developmental project to Kono all by himself claiming that he is being remote controlled by the APC party hierarchy.
By Jon- Bu