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Gov’t owes Margibi US$1m

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The Government of Liberia is reportedly indebted to Margibi County in the tone of over one million United States Dollars, the county’s caucus has claimed. The chairman of the Margibi County Legislative Caucus, Emmanuel Nuquay, who also represents electoral district#5, made the claim over the weekend in Gibi District when he spoke with reporters.

He indicated that the money represents the Firestone land rental payment that has accumulated up to eight years, clarifying that one year payment has been made while the remaining seven years are pending.

Rep. Nuquay said the government has the pay the balance seven years to the county at the rate of one hundred and sixty thousand (160,000) per year. According to the lawmaker, he has document in his possession that justifies that the government is indebted to Margibi County.

He added that the only hindrance to payment of the money has been the Ministry of Finance, which is seeking evidence of payment by Firestone, something he said, authorities of the ministry have obtained from the company alongside copies of receipt issued.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Edited by Jonathan Browne

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