Some members of the Bong County leadership have hinted The NewDawn that all is not well in the county as many of its authorities directly responsible to handle funds are dogging a leadership meeting aimed at discussing development funds.
According to reports, money allotted for developmental purposes have been misapplied, leaving the county completely bankrupt. County authorities, who confided in this paper on condition of anonymity, said they have been calling on the rest of their colleagues to convene a meeting to discuss how funds in the county’s budget for development could be utilized, and why many projects have stalled, but they have failed to show up.
Few lawmakers from the county recently expressed disappointment in the Chairman of the Bong Legislative Caucus for abruptly postponing a scheduled meeting aimed at discussing leadership and developmental issues.
They noted that if there were any reason for the postponement of the meeting, every one of them should have been informed instead of having them to leave their busy schedules and going to wait for an unattended meeting.
They also lamented that some of their colleagues were notified about the meeting’s postponement while others were left in a complete dilemma. According to the aggrieved lawmakers, some of their colleagues who are directly involved with handling funds for the county, are afraid to be brought to public ridicule because the issue of development funds will surely be high on the agenda.
It be recalled that citizens of the county sometimes ago called on community radio stations in and out of the county, urging their leaders to organize a public forum to explain how their development funds were being handled, because according to them, they have observed that those responsible to coordinate funds have been allegedly involved in misapplication.
They also say many projects that were earmarked few years ago for implementation, are still lingering because of financial constraints.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne