Grand Bassa Lawmaker Submits Legislative Report to Constituents


Buchanan – Representative Matthew Joe of Buchanan District on Sunday, January 13, 2019 presented his first legislative report to the citizens of Bassa with three of his four campaign promises accomplished.

Report by Elton W. Tiah, Contributor

According to Hon. Joe’s report, with in the period of one year he purchased a 34-seater bus for students  and formed the District Development Council .

He furthered named the Fairgrounds Road pavement and a  LD$3 million micro loan project is currently in progress.

“When we told the people of Bassa that we could have worked to pave the fairgrounds road,  doubting Thomases are witnessing the impossible being made possible, as the Fairground 1.5 Kilometers Road is currently undergoing construction with asphalt pavement through my instrumentality,” he said. 

“We are almost done with our campaign promises within less than two years.We are committed  to improving the lives of our people,” Joe mentioned. 

The District #3 lawmaker told his constituents that unlike his campaign promises, he has contributed financially to several institutions and individuals in the district.

Joe said during the period under review, the house of Representatives held 57 regular sittings, six special sittings and 43 executive sittings during the 1st session of the 54th Legislature. 

” We had the total of  106 sittings; I missed three sittings. The first sitting I missed  was  April 26, 2018; the second was May 17,2018 and the third was August 9, 2018,” he explained. 

“While in session the total combined of 34 bills, resolutions, and petitions were passed by the house of Representatives, while the total of 53 bills are currently in committee room”.

Joe furthered that the District Development Council has acquired a land for the construction of the first district representative office in the county. 

The Bassa Lawmaker, at the same time, called on his constituents to “be patient and prayerful as more good things are still in the making for the district”. 

Hon. Joe defeated two-term former representative Gabriel Smith in the 2017 elections when he promised to purchase a school bus for the county’s community college, form the District Development Council, pave the Fairground Road and provide micro oan for the market women in his constituency.