Montserrado County Electoral District #15 Representative Abu Bana Kamara promises to, among other things, construct a 30 bedroom modern health center for citizens in his district.
After his personal intervention in key sectors, including health, education, infrastructures, donations of cash, COVID-19 materials and food, communications, and electricity valued at over US$395,000 and LR$268,000, as per future interventions in his district, the CDC lawmaker has vowed to do projects as part of his future engagements.
Making the disclosure during the weekend live on Bana FM when he presented his annual legislative report, which covered from September, 2019 to July, 2021, the CDC lawmaker said the total expenditure is US$425,040 and LR$260,000 including the government US$30,000 for legislative engagements.
Representative Kamara also promised to construct a modern police station, court house, an administrative building, a district hall, a public library, upgrade the Boatswain Junior High to a public high school for the people of electoral district #15 to buttress the national government’s efforts.
The Montserrado County lawmaker further said he will conduct a third engagement meeting with political aspirants and opinion leaders to initiate a district reconciliation symposium across his district.
He further promised to strengthen support to the disadvantaged communities, including visually impaired and physically challenged citizens residing in the district, adding that he will also initiate WASH programs for his constituents aimed at helping central government in the area of sanitation.
The CDC lawmaker said his honorable office, through his oversight responsibility and negotiation, is about to restore electricity in all parts of the district, following the signing of a contract between his office and the management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation.
Representative Kamara was overwhelmingly elected to the district’s highest seat and officially certificated by the National Elections Commission on September 2, 2019, through the conduct of a by-election following the untimely demise of former Representative Adolph Akwi Lawrence of Montserrado County Electoral District #15 in the same year.
Representative Kamara averred that it is now the time to contender the 2023 elections and run their campaign by identifying with the citizens, not to wait till the closest time to elections to dish out cash at the detriment of the constituents; something he believes will cause confusion among the electorates.
He said he has a lot do for his people to leave behind a great legacy, adding that nobody can do better than him for his citizens because he has spent his life with them.
Meanwhile, the Montserrado County lawmaker also outlined several challenges which according to him, engulfed the management and execution of his personal priorities; something he said made it impossible to have achieved some of his key projects across the district.
Representative Kamara named the eruption of the coronavirus global pandemic as one major factor that impeded his workings within his constituency, noting that the health crisis has also affected the country’s economy.
The Montserrado County Electoral District #15 lawmaker further stressed that limited budgetary support to district development has hindered many district interventions in many segments, adding that national budgetary support to district in a transparent and accountable manner is critical for ensuring improved economic governance and efficiency of public spending.
He also outlined the Coalition for Democratic Change government’s much publicized “Harmonization Policy” as another major challenge, stressing that his social and personal assistance and interventions to his constituents are heavily dependent on salary affected by the policy to a nearly 35% cut.
The CDC lawmaker said that despite the many challenges, he usually spends more than his monthly salary on the well-being of his citizens, stressing that he is technically working on what he calls a pro bono basis.