Constituency 92 youth plan demo
OCTOBER 1, 2014 By Samuel J. Kargbo
A group of youth activists in Constituency 92 in the Western Rural District have threatened to demonstrate against their Member of Parliament, Hon. Pateh Bah, over what they said was poor Ebola sensitization in the constituency, especially in Gloucester, Leicester, Tree Planting and Jui.
A local youth, Momoh Zainu Sesay, former Councillor aspirant in the 2012 elections on the ticket of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), told this medium that since the disbursement of Le62 million to lawmakers for Ebola sensitization in their various constituencies, he was yet to witness any sensitization being undertaken by their MP.
Sesay said the community has recorded a number of Ebola cases since the outbreak, with few survivors. He threatened to lead a peaceful demonstration against Hon. Bah, who he alleged has little to show for the monies disbursed to him for Ebola sensitization.
He stated that youth in the community had, however, volunteered to sensitise, distribute soap and chlorine to residents.
“We are not entirely happy with Mr. Pateh Bah; since the outbreak of the disease he had never visited us nor sent sensitization team in our community. Even though he claims the Le62 million was a very small amount, but his presence is very important to us,” he stated.
Secretary General of the Jui Youth Development Organisation, Abass Kalokoh, noted that the only Ebola sensitization in the community was pioneered by the headman.
Reacting to the claims, Hon. Bah said he had held meetings at Gloucester village but admitted to have been unable to cover every nook and cranny of his constituency.
“This is a very big constituency and you cannot expect me to hold meetings everywhere. Le62 million is a very small amount. I don’t understand why people are shouting everywhere for it,” the ruling party lawmaker averred.