In a meeting with delegates of the Nimba Legislative Caucus in Sanniquellie recently, Chief Franklin Toweh believes that salary for their clerks and counselors will increase the efficiency of their task. The Chiefs also appealed to the legislative caucus to provide paramount chiefs with motorcycles to allow them to conduct their official duties more efficiently.
Toweh believes that the purchase of motorcycles worth US$72,000 for 17 district commissioners in December 2014, suggest that such gesture can be extended to the chiefs.
“We want the paramount chiefs to be dignified like we did to our commissioners,” he said. “We want to be dignified by the same type of motorbikes, the [Yamaha AG-100s] that were purchased for the commissioners. The paramount chiefs need them also.”
Toweh also pleaded with the caucus to provide official residences for the chiefs. He said unlike the chiefs of the past who were provided with housing, they currently do not have compounds. Instead, they conduct official business from their individual homes.