Grand Bassa County and Chairperson of the Superintendents Council of Liberia, Madam Etweda A. Cooper
Grand Bassa Superintendent Cooper Resigns
Johnson Bobby Liway, LINA Grand Bassa County Correspondent
Buchanan, September 11 (LINA) – The Superintendent of Grand Bassa County and Chairperson of the Superintendents Council of Liberia, Madam Etweda A. Cooper, has resigned her post.
Superintendent Cooper made the disclosure Friday in the office of the Superintendent at the Administration Building in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County.
Cooper asserted that her resignation stems from the demonization of the office of the superintendent by some members of the Bassa Legislative Caucus who wanted her to work at their will and pleasure, which she refused over the past time.
She made mention of the Caucus wanting to know almost everything on a daily basis how she runs her office, who are those on payroll, who manages money in her office, who doesn’t, which money was received, how it was received, who signed for it and how it was disbursed.
Cooper told the gathering that her regret is because of the attitude by majority of the Caucus the citizens suffered and were made victims of their sovereignty over the years, depriving them of development.
“I who know what to be and what not to be resisted over the period of infringements on the rights of the Executive and on the rights of the Bassa people. For example, the people elected members of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for a period of time and the Legislative Caucus gave themselves the authority to impeach the PMC, which is a gross violation,” she noted.
“What I see is the Legislative Caucus of Bassa bringing us back to chaos and as member of the Executive, I cannot create confusion and will never do that because I am a professional and capable of running my own business.
I am a consultant with international backing and some members are calling me criminal, thief and you name it,” she added.
She further said as superintendent she “could not give in because it is my responsibility is to make sure the county functions in the presence of all of these people trying to turn themselves into demi-gods” and therefore she stepped aside by turning in her resignation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday, September 3, which she has officially accepted.
She then vowed to advocate for the people of Bassa as a private citizen in making sure that the democracy which they are yearning for and want to enjoy will be and her dream of deconcentration and decentralization will be carried out.