Johnson Farm and Compound Community Residents Threatened not to Take Part in 2023 Elections; Accuse District Lawmaker of Abandonment

By: Samuel Brew, Margibi County Correspondent

Several citizens residing in electoral district #4, Margibi County, have decided to boycott the impending 2023 Legislative and Presidential elections, due to what they call inhumane attitude imposed by the current district #4 Lawmaker, Ben Fofanna.

Speaking in disappointed tones to Dakpannah 24 recently, citizens asserted that they have not felt the impact of their district lawmaker and senators after entrusting them during previous elections, the decision that brought them to prominence.

Citizens in Johnson Farm along the bong mines road disclosed that since the election of their district lawmaker, the community has not benefited from anything, while living conditions of the citizens continue to worsen, ranging from, safe drinking water to schools and roads.

Residents of the community informed our reporter that they currently fetch drinking water at a scream where people normally dig sand, bathe, wash and at times use the site for defecation, stressing that it’s creating unknown sickness and requested the immediate intervention of central government.

They added that due to the absence of hand pumps and latrines in their town, residents will have no interest in standing in long lines to elect anyone during the ensuing elections, asserting that politicians are of the same kind who only know people during electoral processes, but when they are elected, they forget about the ordinary people who give them the power.

For their part, residents in the Compound community said since the election of Hon. Ben Fofana in 2011 they were only opportune to have the erection of a police depot in the community, but say the lawmaker has done nothing in solving the growing needs of people in the area.

They vowed not to participate in any election, come 2023.

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