Two members of the Bong County Legislative Caucus have condemned recent revelation made by Bong County Project Management Committee chair, Steve Mulbah, proposing additional $US 99,000.00 allocation for the renovation and fencing of the much publicized Superintendent’s Compound.
Delegates at the November 12, 2018 County Council sitting allotted fifty thousand United States Dollars for the renovation of the facility.
But appearing as guest on a local radio talk show recently, Mulbah said the actual amount needed to complete and fence the project is US$149,000.
In response to Mulbah’s assertion, Liberia’s Deputy House Speaker Prince Moye and Electoral district three Representative Marvin Cole expressed shock over the unprecedented increment in the cost of the Project, thereby calling for the immediate halt of the project.
The pair narrated that such a huge overnight increment for the renovation of the Superintendent’s compound, doesn’t meet the approval of the Caucus.
They furthered that any attempt by the PMC to raise additional amount outside the resolution will be a gross violation of the budget law, and will bear the full weight.
Meanwhile several citizens of Bong County have condemned the ongoing implementation of projects in the county by the PMC outside the November 12, 2018 County Council Sitting.
It can be recalled that during the administration of Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, approximately seventy thousand ($70,000) United States Dollars was allotted for the renovation of the same building.
Also another money was made available for the same renovation work after former Superintendent Renny B. Jackson left the County’s Superintendent Position. The unspecified amount was allotted for renovation of the building following the appointment of former Superintendent Selena P. Mappy.
Many believe that the PMC Chair Steve Mulbah and Superintendent Esther Yamah Walker are allegedly planning to hoodwink the County and get money for themselves under the pretense of renovating the superintendent’s compound.
By: Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong County