Family demands payment
By Jonathan Browne
The family of the property rented by the Grand Gedeh County Community College in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County is demanding the college to pay rental totaling US$2,400.The arrears for the compound hosting the college covers the period 2020 t0 2021.
Authorities of the college are allegedly reneging to make payment despite consummating a rental agreement with the Greene family, owner of the property since 2018.
A member of the family, Pastor Albert Greene narrated to this paper that the Grand Gedeh Community College entered an agreement with his elder brother, Cllr. Philip Greene to rent the property at a monthly fee o US$100.
Cllr. Greene is presently the County Solicitor for Grand Gedeh. When contacted he confirmed the college is indebted to the Greene family and the case is in court.
However, his junior brother Pastor Greene explained that since 2018, the college had only paid for a year, which is US$1, 200, but the balance of US$2,400 for 2020 and 2021 is yet to be paid.
Also speaking, an in-lord for the family, Mr. Albertine Wallace, disclosed that the Greene family took the college to court in 2021 for rental arrears, but the case has been delayed with no resolution.
Mr. Wallace further revealed that the matter was brought to the attention of President George Manneh Weah during his tour of Grand Gedeh last year and the President allegedly invited the family to Monrovia to settle payment but to no avail, adding that efforts to reach President Weah proved futile.
He explained that the property in question had hosted several VIPs from Monrovia and the authorities of Grand Gedeh are aware, including Superintendent Kai Farley and members of the Grand Gedeh Legislative Caucus that he said have all made failed promises to intervene in ensuring the rental is paid.
He added that the current president of the college is a Nigerian, Jeff Daniel, who has repeatedly referred the family to Superintendent Kai Farley to address their concern.
When the New Dawn called Superintendent Farley over the weekend, the Supt. said he was in a town hall meeting and promised to return the call, but failed to do.
Subsequent follow-ups by this paper from the weekend up to Monday, 7 February 2022 were unsuccessful as a man, who identified himself as the Superintendent’s driver said, his boss was indisposed.