Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo has disclosed that Lofa County Legislative Caucus has for the past Ninety-seven hundred hours been engaged with Traditional Zoes in the County to intervene in the opening of the border linking Lofa and Bong Counties.
Addressing a press conference Tuesday at his capital building office in Monrovia, Senator Zargo said, despite their intervention and the involvement of Chief Zanzar Kawah, traditional leaders of the County have threatened to resume the closure of the border if the central government does not live up to what was agreed upon.
The Lofa County Senator also disclosed that residents along the Lofa road corridor are also complaining that Government has not met up with its financial obligation following the demolitions of their properties along the road in the wake of plans to construct the road.
Meanwhile, Lofa County Superintendent William Kamba responding to the matter Tuesday, said it is unfortunate that people with political motives will misuse the tradition with issues that have to do with national concerns in the pretense of protecting the good image of the County.
Superintendent Kamba added that the move by some citizens and traditional leaders to block the border linking Bong and Lofa counties is degrading for the culture of Lofa County.
The Lofa County Superintendent furthered that the act by those claiming to protect the interest of the County has brought the County’s Culture and Tradition to public disrepute, adding that they do not understand the functions of the national government.