Grand Bassa County Senatorial candidate, Dr. Emmanuel Daykeay, is cautioning the Liberian government to implement the code of conduct vigorously during the upcoming Senatorial 2020 midterm election. The aspirant said, government officials occupying executive positions have thirty days to resign their respective positions before being allowed to contest for electoral offices in the country. Daykeay said he has notified the International Community to keep their watchful eyes on the provisions that violate electoral laws in the Country. “especially so, in respect of the rule of law and more so for Grand Bassa County. We can rewrite our history when we do the right things that bring honor to our country, be adhering to our laws, the provisions were created to put in place an equal playing field.
This year’s 2020 midterm looks promising for us because we are sure we will win the seat.” The aspirant said he frowned on the exorbitant paychecks of Liberian legislators, especially with a population fewer than 5million inhabitants, adding “it beats my imagination to discover that lawmakers are earning so much money in the country when, we do not have the economic muscles to shoulder the costs, and when poverty is so widespread. This is why I am willing to settle for a pay cut of $3,000 as a Senator for Grand Bassa County. That would be 4000 dollars less than what current lawmakers are taking home. After harmonizing their salaries, the Liberian senator makes about 8000 united states dollars, whereas previously they made 15,000. My quest to be a Senator is not to enrich myself. What is counted is my service to my country.”
The Grand Bassa senatorial candidate said he is “determined to develop his country and county. On January 31, 2021, I will be unveiling and opening the first private Women and Children Clinic in Grand Bassa County. Due to fear that some of the Bassa leaders might have to fight me and to shut it down, I am unable to disclose its exact location.
Whether I am elected as a Senator or not, our Women and Children in Grand Bassa County deserve affordable healthcare. The clinic will be opened to women and children residing in Bassa.”
Recently, Dr. Emmanuel Daykeay started the construction of 48 classrooms campus for Vision College also in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. The Clinic and the College will compliment each other and complete his promise made to his people, he said. He called on the people of Bassa to join him in making these dreams a reality.
Things are falling apart
Meanwhile, he said things were falling apart in the country, “the divisiveness and disunity among Grand Bassa County leaders will grow deeper and get really bad in a decade ahead when nothing is done to fix our internal issues, it is incumbent upon we the citizens to change the face of these critical issues in our county and country.
“The leaders in the county have no strategic economic and social recovery plans in place that will help safeguard Bassa and especially the country, that is why I am running and if I win I will fight to make sure things change in the next few years. If nothing is done now to stop the current financial and deep socio calamity, our citizens will continue to suffer from economic starvation, and many Bassa citizens will continue to migrate to other places in Liberia, like Nimba, Margibi, Bong Counties; saying further, our county Grand Bassa needs much developmental and able leaders, and I want to be part of the process that helps to revitalize this growth and change in thinking. We have a chance this year 2020 to begin replacing our old breed of leaders with new ones that will have the ability to initiate their actions by transforming their actions into reality.” Reported by Slolleh Kofa