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Chief Wants Portion Of CDF Allotted To Basic Services
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Chief Wants Portion Of CDF Allotted To Basic Services
By Korboi K. Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent

VOINJAMA, May 6 (LINA) - A local chief in Buluyeama Clan in Lofa County has appealed to delegates of the upcoming County Council Sitting on May 22 to consider allotting portion of the County Development Fund (CDF) towards basic social services in the county.

Zubah Kollie cited the lack of public schools, clinics, markets and roads, among others, in the Clan.

He blamed the underdevelopment of the entire Zorzor District to the failure of past leaders to decentralize development activities, thereby depriving the people of needed services.

The Buluyeama Clan Chief made the appeal in Zorzor Tuesday in an interview with the Liberia News Agency.

He noted that citizens of the district sometimes walk hours to go to school or hospital in Kolahun and other places around Zorzor, adding, “This situation has forced our children to drop from schools.”

Kollie disclosed that several of the children are currently engaged in farming and other activities in the forest, while about 4,000 inhabitants fetch drinking water from nearby creeks and streams.

He also revealed that due to the lack of roads in the district, the hammock is now the only means of transporting the sick and pregnant women in labor to hospitals and clinics in Kolahun and Zorzor.

Clan Chief Kollie argued that if Lofians will succeed, development must be decentralized in every part of the county.


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