The structure hosting the office of the Superintendent of Bong County, other local government officials and the County Service Center is heavily engulfed by bush.
Former Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy’s successor Esther Walker is yet to operate from her official home since taking over about five months ago for the same reason.
Our Bong County correspondent says the Gbarnga Administration Building and the Superintendent Compound have drastically lost beautification as grass continues to enter the Superintendent’s house and the Administration Building.
Our correspondent’s tour has established that passersby and residents of nearby communities are using the abandoned backside of the Administrative Building and the Superintendent’s compound as places for defecation.
The back of the Administration building faces the National Election Commission Bong County head office which has also been used by some members of nearby communities to ease themselves.
Our correspondent says NGO Workers, especially those that go to Gbarnga for workshop usually complain about the poor maintenance of the facility. There are claims that the Gbarnga City Hall is constantly being rented by the county leadership without account of how the money is being used.
During the administration of former Superintendent Mappy, some members of a local women group under the banner “Whlekerma Women United for Development” (WAWUDE) were usually seen at the two public facilities working to give them facelift.
Despite the collection of city fees from businesses in Gbarnga, the Gbarnga City Corporation appears to be paying deaf ears to the situation as Mayor Lucia Hebert has traveled to the United States of America.
She said to have promised to give the city facelift during her induction as Gbarnga City Corporation (GCC) Mayor, but it appears that nothing has been done about the situation since four months of being head of the city government.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong –Edited by Winston W. Parley