At least at the discretion of the Chief Executive, appointments of superintendents at whatever time deemed expedient, can be made in effectively responding to the national objective.
Over the past months, President Sirleaf has made series of appointments, if not reappointments of superintendents, with the Liberian Senate thoroughly quizzing them before confirmation.
Whilst there had been suggestions put forward over the years for the election of superintendents, something that the Constitution does not allow unless with amendments made, at least our vice jurors to the Executive must continue to exhibit the confidence thus far reposed in them, unless failing to do so.
In recent days, some citizens of Lofa County, including Hon. Moses Kollie, have been expressing disappointment over the President’s seeming delay in either appointing or reappointing the Superintendent for Lofa County, howbeit the appreciable level of performance over the years by the current, Hon. Galakpai Kortimai.
With the expressed political views that Lofa County, during the recently-conducted Presidential elections in the country, overwhelmingly voted for President Sirleaf and Vice President Boakai and serving as reasons why the county should not experience delay in the appointment of its superintendent, one wonders why the uneasiness amongst a gifted people.
Given its long history, the people of Lofa County had never at any time clamored for appointed positions unless required through statutory provisions. The involvement of its citizenry into rebuilding of their towns and villages attests to the fact and their expressed concerns should not be misconstrued as precondition to vigorously pursuing the path to socio-economic growth and development.
Capable and competent as men and women of the sub-division are, remaining prayerful of been economically empowered to taking their rightful places once again, the major task of reconciling differences, having experienced massive destruction of their areas, ought to momentarily become preoccupation, in addition to jobs creation for thousands who are still lingering there.
At least considered to have been among the few to have been selected for the celebrations of Independence Day, various projects embarked upon have indeed provided opportunities for many in feeling a part of the developmental drive, eventhough there are still many who must be awakened after been rendered bereft of their property as a result of the past debacle.
Many farm roads remaining un-brushed as a result of insufficient manpower amidst the lack of capital, the thrust, in my opinion, should remain the reshaping of towns and villages, encouraging commissioners, paramount, town and quarter chiefs to be at their best once more.
For now, all may just be watching and waiting to see who comes next in superintending Lofa County at a time that negotiations may be underway in exploiting our rich minerals and agricultural produce for effective rebuilding. These are the little things that matter.