NAYMOTE Grades Lawmaker’s Performance
The National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections (NAYMOTE) with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has launched a Legislative Report Card for Electoral District #2. The report card grades Representative Prince Karmue Moye of the district on deliverables to his constituency in the last six months.
At a press conference in Gbarnga, the steering committee provided information on the grading of the lawmakers after touring projects undertaken from January to July this year. Gondah Seton, Chairman of District #2 steering committee for the projects graded Hon. Moye “C” for pillar one, which includes roads and bridges.
During the tracking period, the lawmaker donated US$30.00, and LD$40, 000 respectively for the construction of the Bayarta and Leleh bridges. The lawmaker, according to Seton, scored “A” in meeting the education needs of the citizens, which is pillar two under his platform. He’s credited for making available more than one million Liberian Dollars scholarship to his constituents and providing educational supplies.
The Jorquelleh Electoral District #2 lawmaker also received “C” under his third pillar which is water and sanitation. He is said not to be paying much attention to sanitation, making many of his constituents to be without public sanitary facilities.
He said they were able to organize series of town hall meetings to enable them track the activities of the lawmaker. Mr. Gonda observed that once legislators are elected, the marriage between them and the electorate ceases to exist.
He believes such action by elected legislators led to the removal of some members of the caucus, including Samuel Bondo and Edwin Juah, who were not able to establish cordial relationship with their districts making them to be voted out of office in 2011.
He stated that such report will remind all lawmakers of their campaign promises to the citizens. The NAYMOTE legislative report card is expected to cover other districts in the county.