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Bong County Education Officer Armah N’debeh Varfee is appealing to government, the Bong Legislative Caucus and well- meaning citizens to help the County School System with vehicle.

In a recent interview with our correspondent, Mr. Varfee says he usually ride commercial bikes whenever he is going to other parts of the County for inspection.Since his assignment as Bong County Education Officer (CEO), he says there has been no vehicle given him for the County operation.

He complains that the situation is seriously causing setback to the County educational system.Earlier in 2015, the Liberian Government through the Ministry of Education purchased a brand new pick-up for the county educational office during the administration of Edward Kpulum.

The pick-up was later turned over to Samuel Koenig who succeeded Mr. Kuplum.When the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government took over this year, former CEO Samuel Koenig was reportedly transferred and then replaced by James Zuannah who is also said to have used the vehicle.

But when Mr. Zuannah was transferred to Lofa as CEO, he reportedly took the vehicle along with him to Lofa and he is believed to be using it there currently.Mr. Zuannah is alleged to have said he was instructed by the Ministry of Education to take the Bong County vehicle to Lofa on grounds that the one in Lofa was broken down.

Meanwhile, the new Bong County CEO Mr. Varfee wants the government to quickly help the County School System with vehicle in to enhance the Ministry of Education’s activities.In a related development, Mr. Armah Varfee has also debunked speculation that he has been accusing Mr. James Zuannah of looting the office before his departure to Lofa County.

Meanwhile, Bong County Superintendent Esther Yamah Walker has promised to engage the Ministry of Education on behalf of Mr. Varfee.“Well we have listened to the appeal of the County Education Officer and let me openly say that we will join him to appeal to the Ministry of Education so that it can provide a vehicle for his operation,” Madam Walker concludes.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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