Margibi County District Two Representive Ivar K. Jones embarks on the construction of a district development council.The initiative started recently with grounds breaking in Cotton Tree, Lower Margibi County with an estimated cost of US$ 62,000.
Representative Jones explains the proposed District Two Development Council Office is in fulfillment of his campaign promise to the people.According to him, he had promised during the 2017 elections that if elected, he would ensure the Legislature is decentralized by erecting an office in his district.
Jones continues that he has also established a District Development Council, first in the history of District #2 to help to stir the affairs of the district, calling on all sectors including marketers and religious communities, among others constituting 17 committees to come onboard the Council.
Officers for the Council have been elected and mandated to draft a constitution to govern activities of the body. Representative Jones notes that it took months to achieve this, but the district succeeded.
According to him, the land (2-lots) on which the proposed office is being constructed was acquired thru his personal resources, which he put at US$4,000 besides the project cost.
The Margibi Lawmaker observes there are lots of incomplete projects in his district, so his office has designed a new format for implementing projects, which means any contractor that will bid for a project will be responsible to pre-finance said project 100 percent.
He says in keeping with commitment to give 50 percent of his salary to the district for development purposes, he has remitted US$12,800 along with L$545,700.00 to the development council.The Chairman of the District Two Development Council, Rev. Joseph T. Charlie thanks Rep. Jones for living up to his promise and vows the money will be used wisely for the benefit of citizens.
He discloses the Council has opened a bank account to deposit all funds received for proper accountability.Project contractor Moses G. Suah, says the district office will be completed within four months.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne