The Project Management Committee (PMC) Chairman for Nimba County, Eddie Z. Tenwah has been dismissed by the Chairman of the Nimba Lawmakers. The decision was taken during last week’s County Council Sitting in Sanniquellie City.
Outgoing Nimba Legislative Caucus chair, Senator Thomas Grupee, said since the PMC Chairman Tenwah took office, he has been allegedly collecting money from citizens to allow road grading or yellow machines in their areas.
Speaking to The NewDawn Nimba correspondent, Senator Grupee detailed that Tenwah collected 22,000 Liberian dollars from Bahn market women to help them open their new market ground, but did not implement the job.
Tenwah has been accordingly mandated to turnover his assigned vehicle and other Government property in his possession. Senator Grupee also disclosed that members of Caucus have further ordered the former PMC Chair to restitute the money received from the marketers in Bahn District.
When contracted, the accused admitted to extorting money from the marketers, but said members of the Caucus and other senior officials had already resolved to have him dismissed prior to the incident.
Tenwah further argued that others were accused of misusing the county funds but were never dismissed, adding that he was never afforded the opportunity to explained what really happened.
The dismissed PMC chair was also accused of stealing additional US$7,000 from the County Development Fund to fight the Ebola Virus. County authorities had mandated him to withdraw US$100,000, to fight the Ebola Virus Disease, but he allegedly withdrew US$107,000 from the CDF.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba