Bomi Youths React To Senator Lahai Lassana
Youths of Bomi County under the banner Youth Action for Development (YAD) have frowned at Senator Lahai Gbaygbye Lassana’s recent claim before the Plenary of the Liberian Senate that members of the 52nd Liberian Legislature were forced and influenced by some influential individuals in the country to pass into law the concession agreement with Sime Darby and the Cavalla Rubber Corporation (CRC).
The group said the comments have the propensity to discourage investors and place a dark cloud over the very seat the senator occupies as well as undermine developmental efforts by the government, thereby promoting unemployment in the society.
In a release, YAD noted that Senator Lassana, who hails from Bomi, and was also a member of the 52nd Legislature, to claim the Sime Darby agreement would not benefit the people of Bomi County is disappointing.
“We believe that he should not make any political mark at the detriment of companies, ahead of the mid-term senatorial election”, said the press statement, signed by the organization’s Secretary General Adama She and approved by its chairperson Ashmun Z. Tarnue.
It described as “worrisome and distasteful” such comments coming from an honorable man, who is supposed to educate his people, adding “His utterances have placed a gloomy picture on his level of sincerity and honesty in representing the interest of the great people of Bomi, and by large the Republic.”
YAD said the Senator’s claim does not only show his level of ineptitude and weakness, but his high degree of gullibility and incompetence to adequately represent the people of Bomi County, saying “With this, who knows, he may one day be ‘influenced, or forced to pass legislation that will be detrimental to his own county and people.”
Meanwhile, the Youth Action for Development has called on Senator Lansanna to retract his comments as they don’t represent his status or else, “he will face stiff resistance in the county.”