Eight Persons Eyeing Nimba County Superintendentship

By: C.Y.Kwanue


The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

August 18, 2004

With the apparent delay in the appointment of a superintendent for their county, reports say eight eminent Nimbaians have expressed their desire to become the Superintendent of Nimba County during this transitional period.

Among those who have expressed their desire for the Nimba top post include the incumbent Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr.; Thomas Suah, who is the incumbent’s principal deputy; and a former general of the erstwhile rebel movement of the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia(INPFL), Benedict Bartuah.

Others are the former Immigration Deputy Commissioner for Administration under the short- lived NPP led government of exiled president Charles Taylor, Prince Myers; Jersey Wrato, Melvis Grupee, Glenyon Debois, and a retired school teacher, Saye Zawolo.

According to Nimba County Legislative Caucus Chairman Rep. Josephus Saye Dokie, the list of names of aspirants for the post is before the county’s lawmakers for scrutiny for onward submission to NTGL Chairman Bryant for his approval.

Making the disclosure to newsmen last week at program marking the birth anniversary of the wife of the incumbent Nimba Superintendent, .Mrs. Hanna Karnwea, Rep. Dokie among other things, stated that selection of one name from among the eight will be based on either the applicant’s ability to reunite the people(of the County) through a systematic form of reconciliation and/or the applicant’s willingness to speed-up development initiatives in the county.

He said other qualified and potential names will also be sent to Chairman Bryant for consideration for the positions of Assistant Superintendent for Development /Operations as well as names of persons for the County Inspector, Relieving Commissioner, and the post of Land Commissioner etc.

These positions, Rep. Dokie said will be filled with qualified Nimbaians who will be selected from the various tribal groups of the county so as to include the various factions at the top decision making positions in the county and to also enhance the process of reconciliation.

Rep. Dokie however, cautioned Nimbaians against the act of undermining their incumbent leaders and urged them to unit themselves for the common good of the county and forge ahead with developments.

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