Both Senators Naaten and Jallah has reportedly been in conflict since 2008 something the clergyman says is stalling development initiatives.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in Monrovia, Rev. Mckay challenged the two men to forget whatsoever differences they may have and come together for the interest of the county and the citizens in fostering government’s decentralization policy.
The Lutheran Preacher said the senators’ attitudes have denied the county of basic development, while at the same time finances intended for construction of schools and hospital remain on hold at the bank.
He observed that such attitude can be likened to the Islamic militants group, Boko Haram’s attitudes noting “it is Boko Haram that does not want western education in Nigeria” but noted that the situation is not insurmountable provided both Senators are willing to bury their differences.
Such behavior, the Lutheran clergyman said, has trickled down to the ordinary citizens in Gbapolu to the extent that residents and local authorities do not even want to cohesively foster national agenda in the county for several years now.
He said due to the fact that the two lawmakers of the county do not get along well, the entire Gbapolu is divided over tribal lines. He observed that if the situation is not brought under control it will soon degenerate into serious traditional war in the county.
He is therefore appealing to Vice President Joseph N. Boakai to kindly intervene and bring the situation under control.
Rev. Mckay said he is optimistic that with the traditional background of the VP Boakai, the situation can be resolved through an amicable and traditional minor in the county.
When contacted via mobile phone, the two lawmakers refused to comment on the matter but said “there is no conflict in the county, we are working.”