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Minister Angry At Bomi Projects

Minister Harrison Karnwea of the Minister of Internal Affairs has expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace at which projects are undertaken in Bomi County. Bomi is reported to be the home county of the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler.

An Internal Affairs Ministry release recalled that the Minister had earlier this year issued a strongly worded statement instructing county superintendents to send to court any contractor failing to complete development projects on time.

Though, the release did not mention the name of any company which it claimed had deliberately delayed or abandoned construction contracts in the county, it stated that Minister Karnwea’s annoyance resulted from  his recent assessment visit and tour of the Tubmanburg City Hall Project and others that are abandoned or deliberately delayed by workers.

But in the wake of the numerous development problems in Bomi County, including the lack of good motor roads, as well as public schools and hospitals, among others as it is with other distant counties in the South East of Liberia, citizens of Bomi County have been threatening to sack their leaders who they believed had abandoned them over the years.

A caller claiming to be a Clay District citizen was monitored on the Truth FM morning show Monday expressing his dissatisfaction, saying the citizens will payback those they employed in 2005, including President Sirleaf and House Speaker Alex Tyler.

Notwithstanding, the Internal Affairs Ministry is  reportedly funding the construction of a 15-room Health Center in the county. The release said six of rooms will serve as wards. The release additionally disclosed the ongoing renovation of the Besao Museum alongside the tomb of the late king Jola in Bomi County.

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