Two civil society advocates in Bong County are requesting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to suspend Bong County Development Superintendent Anthony Sheriff, along with the County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy.
Aaron Juakollie of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) and Jesse Cole of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) accused Development Superintendent Anthony Sheriff of being attached to financial mismanagement in the County.
They expressed the belief that a good investigation will require his suspension as was done to the superintendent for alleged corruption. Mr. Juakollie and Mr. Cole maintained that the ‘hands’ of Mr. Sheriff were unclean, stressing that he could temper with sensitive documents that would provide more evidence to the state for prosecution.
The Bong Times News Paper, in its recent edition, reported that Bong County Development Superintendent Anthony Sheriff used US$29, 000 from the county accounts to give a face-lift to the presidential palace in Gbarnga during the recent visit of Sierra Leone’s Vice President – attracting serious public criticism.
Meanwhile, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy has welcomed her suspension by President Sirleaf. The Superintendent was suspended for allegedly mismanaging little over US$250, 000 meant for assessment for the pavement of the streets of Gbarnga.
Superintendent Mappy told journalists in Gbarnga that she is yet to receive a communication from the President, saying only a call was received from her suspending her until the conclusion of investigation into the alleged corruption case.
She said she welcomed the suspension and maintained that she was innocent. She accused some Bong County citizens of complaining her to the President for political reasons, especially as she plans contemplates on contesting the representative seat of District Number Six in Bong
The Bong County Superintendent said she respects the decision of the President and said the case will not go against her because the money was used for the right purpose.