By: Frank P. Martin
MONROVIA: Montserrado County District Number Eight Representative, Acarous Moses Gray, has recommitted himself to effectively drafting legislations that will benefit the people of the district if he is reelected for additional six years constitutional term in the Lower House of the Legislature.
Rep. Gray has already served two constitutional six years terms in the House of Representatives for Montserrado County District Eight. He is now seeking a third term in the Lower House.
Gray told women of the twenty-two communities in the district at his endorsement ceremony on Saturday, September 16, 2023, of his extreme gratification for endorsing his candidacy.
He noted that the decision by the women was not just about themselves, but the future of their children and those unborn since he would continue to put forth legislations that would benefit them.
“Today, is not just about history-making, but about the decision that will affect your generation and the generation unborn,” Representative Gray said.
The decision, Gray added, should not just be about his district, but the October 10, 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections in the country.
He believes that the endorsement of the women is a manifestation of their willingness to move in various trenches, like what other youths of the district are doing for his reelection aimed at the continued development and progress of the district.
He said: “We stand here to recommit ourselves to ensuring that what you elected us for shall be executed.”
The incumbent Lawmaker assured the women of the 22 communities that he would continue to work in the best interest of the district.
Gray, a top executive of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), believes that his presence in the Legislature is aimed at making significant contributions to the development and progress of the district in particular and the Liberian Nation as a whole.
The CDC official made it clear that he is one of the key officials of government that advocated for, and ensured that public universities and colleges are free of charge for Liberian students across the country.
He also pointed out that the CDC-led government has provided opportunities for other Liberians to seek educational opportunities at home and abroad.
The Montserrado County District Eight incumbent lawmaker, however, expressed displeasure that “selfish and greedy” politicians would allow students at public universities in the country to continue protesting against the learning opportunity accorded them by the CDC-led government.
“Representation in Liberia is not just about our district, but the country, that is why it is important to have people who will pass legislations to ensure that Liberians benefit from certain benefits,” Gray added.
He said there was never electricity in the Soniwein Community, but through a Legislation that he drafted, the community residents are now benefiting from electricity.
Gray said there is no district in the country that is benefiting from electricity, paved roads, and safe drinking water as compared to Montserrado County District Eight.
He told the women to remain committed to promises that can be implemented in time and he does not intend to lie to them.
Lawmaker Gray was responding to the endorsement by the Montserrado County District Number Eight Development Council Women in Monrovia.
During the endorsement, Lovina J. Krangar, Chair of the women group stated that despite the fact that not all of them are members of the ruling CDC, they see it necessary to support Representative Gray, owing to the many positive initiatives he had carried out during his two-terms as a Representative of the District in the Lower House of the Legislature.
Madam Krangar added that Gray’s support to humanity cannot be overemphasized and his assistance to the community in the areas of waste and sanitation, health, education, among others remain outstanding.
She said the lawmaker has implemented so many development initiatives that are visible within the district, for which the women see it prudent to endorse his third term bid” for the Legislature.
The endorsement ceremony was held at the Warwein Town Community in District Eight, Monrovia.