The program which was held over the weekend in Firestone’s Division 34 Camp B brought together citizens from Division 34, Camps A and B, as well as other surrounding areas within the Firestone belt.
Presenting a two page document, the Division 34 residents said in their statement their decision reached to support the re-election of the incumbent is based on numerous consultations and series of meetings held amongst residents in the area.
The residents asserted that amongst other things including adequate representation, concern and interest of the people, the incumbent has served the district and performed to their expectation, something they stressed prompted their petition action.
Reading the position statement Mr. Abraham Jusu maintained that citizens of the division remain supportive to the incumbent’s vision to be re-elected into the 54th National Legislature of the Republic of Liberia.
Speaking to this paper, Mr. Jusu believes, since the establishment of the division, only representative Stephen S. Kafi Jr has been able to communicate with his people directly whenever it comes to issues happening in the House of Representatives.
The residents also described Representative Kafi as the only developmental oriented lawmaker ever the district has produced, stressing they are going to work tirelessly to ensure his reelection.
The Firestone Division 34 dwellers in their position statement called on the District #3 Lawmaker to support women capacity empowerment programs through skills training, and to purchase of a 2.5kva generator to enhance the learning environment for kids and adults who are seeking education.
For his part, accepting the petition statement, Representative Kafi thanked the people of the area and assured the Division 34 residents of his commitment to contest the 2017 Representatives elections.
Honorable Stephen S. Kafi said they will not be carried away by some politicians who he described as ‘visitors who only come into the district during election without making any positive impact in the lives of the common people.’
The Margibi County Caucus secretary disclosed it is their dream to break the chain of tapping in the Firestone region where the parents will tap and later the children would follow their parents’ footstep.
He also admonished the youth community against divisive politics, but one that unites the people and foster togetherness amongst residents of the area.
The Margibi District #3 lawmaker stressed they will continue to provide education opportunities to women and young people in the district as it has been since his election as district representative.
He added that the skill training program which was established in the district for the past four years will continue operating with the participation of more women into the process.
Speaking further, the chairman on transport in the 53rd National Legislature promised parents and students who are currently on the Firestone District #3 University Students Association (FEDUSA) scholarship that before his second term ends if he is re-elected, five students will obtain a Master Degree at any high learning institution in Liberia.