Resolution from the people of Maryland County to their Legislators at the Consultative Meeting

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted Sept 27, 2007


Resolution from the people of Maryland County to their Legislators at the Consultative Meeting held in Harper, Maryland County

Whereas we the people of Maryland County, in consultative Assembly with the Maryland Legislative Caucus:

Having presented and deliberated on issues greatly affecting our socio-economic and political life which include the reopening of the William V. S Tubman College of Technology (TC), the status of the various concessions areas, namely the Cavalla Rubber Plantation, DECORIS, LIBSUCO and others;

Realizing the fact that the only way forward to the development of Maryland County is mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation among our Legislators;

Cognizant of the existing dis-unity that exists among our Legislative caucus which undermines their ability to work together for the wellbeing and development of county and the people who elected them;

Believing that their collective effort as a caucus to addressing the needs and plight of the people of Maryland County is key to the development, peace and stability of the County;

Whereas we believe, from all indications, that genuine peace and unity amongst our legislators can accelerate growth and development in our county;

Realizing that the perpetual division amongst the Legislators undermines their ability to collectively speak and lobby on behave of the people of Maryland County;

Whereas each member of our Legislative caucus has admitted that there exists such dis-unity amongst them;

Whereas the people of Maryland County, including the youth, the elders, the women and religious leaders have brought our Legislators to a peace table for reconciliation;

Whereas the Legislators have agreed to work together in the interest of Maryland County, putting their individual differences aside;

Whereas Chapter I Article 1 of the Liberian Constitution states that "All power is inherent in the people. All free governments are instituted by their authority and for their benefit and they have the right to alter and reform same when their safety and happiness so desire. In order to ensure democratic government which responds to the wishes of the governed, the people shall have the right at such period and in such manner as provided for under this constitution, to cause their public servants to leave office and to fill vacancies by regular elections and appointments:;

Now therefore we, the people of Maryland County have resolved on the following to wit:

I That the Easter Harper School Building opposite the mean Campus of the W. V. S. Tubman College of Science and Technology (TC) be used to begin classes for TC to allow high school graduates access to college education effective this year academic 2007/2008;

2. That the act establishing the William V. S. Tubman College as a technical college be amended to include Liberal arts and business courses in addition to the Science and technology courses already set forth in the existing dct, to allow other students who may not have interest in technical courses to enroll at the Tubman College;

3. That the liberal arts and business courses/departments begin this academic 2007/2008 while awaiting the amendment of said act;

4. That the amount already allocated in the National Budget for TC be augmented with additional funding accrued from proceeds from the various concessions, particularly the Cavalla Rubber Plantation to support the running of the Tubman College;

5. That the renovation/ rehabilitation of the facilities of the Tubman college begins immediately so that by academic 2008/2009 classes can be removed from the East Harper School Campus to the college's mean campus;

6. That 5% of all benefits coming to the county from various concessions operating in Maryland County be allocated to supplement the running cost of the Tubman College from time to time;

7. That a caretaker administration be established to immediately oversee and expedite the re-opening, renovation/rehabilitation of the facilities of the William V. S. Tubman College of Science and Technology;

8. That everything be done by our Legislators to attract scholarships for Maryland County, both foreign and domestic, to allow deserving students further their education; and that 80% of all scholarships acquired in the name of the county be awarded to Maryland students residing in the county while 20% may be awarded to students outside of the county;

9. That all efforts be made in the shortest possible time to attract investors with greater capacities to revitalize the various concessions such as the cavalla Rubber Plantation, the DECORIS Oil Palm Plantation and LIBSUCO to ease the highest unemployment rate and sufferings of our people;

10. That the 20% benefit owed to the people of Maryland County by RPAL be made available latest by October 2007;

11. That the Rubber Planters Association of Liberia (RPAL) which is presently managing Cavalla Rubber Plantation (CRP) completely leaves the Plantation latest by October 2007;

12. That a committee comprising representatives from the four districts of Maryland County be established to manage the county's benefits from various concessions operating in Maryland County;

13. That all members of the Maryland Legislative Caucus ensure that this mandate is carried out without hindrances or actions that could undermine the caucus's ability to promote the livelihood of the people of Maryland County;

14. That the Caucus makes regular monthly report to the county on their work at the National Legislature in the interest of the people of Maryland County in keeping with the new mandate embedded in this resolution;

15. That failure on the part of any Legislator (s) to cooperate as a team in the interest of the people of Maryland County, the people of Maryland County will be left with no option but to institute and implement impeachment proceedings against same.

Done in the City of Harper, County of Maryland on this 8t" day of September AD 2007

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