Monrovia — Residents of Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties have known as for a non violent and united area.

The folks of each counties say they really feel stigmatized and stereotyped, with many describing them as troublemakers in Liberia.

Both counties have agreed to transport ahead and trash out current bitterness between them.

For the previous years, there was a sour courting between citizens of Zualay Nimba County and Tuzon Grand Gedeh County.

Both counties were at loggerheads for the reason that Liberian civil conflict the place voters from the counties went at every different right through the conflict.

The Liberian civil conflict has since ended however the two counties have now not loved the relief of one another.

Finding a resolution for the 2 counties to coexist, voters and most sensible counties officers of Nimba and Grand Gedehon on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 amassed on the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church to discussion at the long-standing factor of non violent co-existence between, Nimba County and Grand Gedeh counties respectively.

Electoral District #6 Representative Dorwohn T. Gleekia didn’t mince his phrases in telling the target market of what nonetheless sticks out as be proceeding struggle between the 2 counties’ folks.

Speaking in the beginning of a two-day peace convention of Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties arranged by means of Integrity Watch Liberia (IW-L), the Nimba County District #6 lawmaker identified that every one different assertions that Nimbaians and Grand Gedians are fortuitously dwelling in combination in peace and cohesion are mere lips provider that doesn’t constitute the actual image at the floor.

Because of this, Rep. Gleekia desires all well-meaning Liberians, each house and within the diaspora, in addition to the federal government and building companions to get entangled thru concerted efforts so to convey an finish to the deeply rooted hatred or struggle this is no manner close to an finish.

“As I speak to you there is still a problem between the two people. I mean there is a serious problem there. As we speak, that part of the country is fragile. We are sitting on a time bomb. The Krahns and Gios still have bitterness and there is no way to sugar quote this if we want lasting peace to the situation. Please join us to resolve this issue. And as we sit in this conference, I want to call on the attention of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and all other stakeholders including our many development partners to help us engage in finding lasting solution to our peace,” Re. Gleekia added.

However, opposite to the Nimba County Electoral District #6 lawmaker’s statement, a number of audio system together with Grand Gedeh Electoral District #3 Alex C. Grant and native counties’ leaderships represented by means of the 2 superintendents and commissioners spoke of harmonious courting between the 2 teams.

“Gedeh and Nimba are brothers and sisters from one mother but different father and this is why we are strong together. We have worked so hard over the years to have lasting peace and nothing is going to draw us back to our ugly past. It’s not going to work for politicians to use us again. War isn’t in our thinking,” Rep. Grant indicated.

According to Rep. Grant, the 2 counties have conquer sectionalism and tribalism and are fortuitously dwelling in combination as one circle of relatives, an statement that is available in distinction to Rep. Gleekia’s declare.

“Grand Gedeh and Nimba people are peacemakers. I want to call on our civil society people and NGOs to stop reminding us about the past. This kind of conference does nothing well for us, rather than bringing us bad memories,” he added.

Rev. Janice Gonoe, Senior Pastor of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, known as on each teams to make peace as a result of in keeping with her, with out peace they aren’t complete people.

“Not ourselves created ourselves and so to hurt each other on the basis of tribe is hurting God. You need to come together and live like brothers and sisters and forget the past,” the Lutheran cleric prompt.

Rev. Gonoe disclosed that the Church is considering at the development of a museum so to take note the dreadful bloodbath that came about some 32 years in the past on the Lutheran compound.

But to take action, the Church desires the help of the federal government and world group.

“Memorable service is not just enough for those massacred. We need a museum to promote human dignity and help us remember the tragedy. The church has spoken to the Swedish and US Embassies. You must forgive to be forgiven. Let’s forgive one another and God, our creator, will forgive us,” Rev. Gonoe famous.