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Funds payment to Gbarpolu stopped, unless-Minister Konneh

By Kolubah Zayzay
Finance Minister, Amara Konneh
Finance Minister, Amara Konneh

( Finance Minister, Amara Konneh, says the Ministry will not disburse any money to Gbarpolu County for the Independence Day Celebration without past allotment performance report submission.

According to the County Public Relations Committee Chairman, Alfred Johnson, Minister Konneh made the comments in Monrovia over the weekend at a meeting with the committee.

It can be recalled that the citizens of Gbarpolu County, allotted sixty five thousand United States Dollars to the county to facilitate its preparation for the pending Independence Day celebration.

The citizens reached the decision at the County’s Council Meeting in Gbarma District, Gbarpolu County early 2013. 

Mr. Johnson quoted the Finance Minister as having said: “Though I come from Gbarpolu County, I will not give the county preferential treatment, if a report for the last expenditure is not submitted to the Ministry.”

When contacted, Gbarpolu County Superintendent, Allen Gbowee, told mylbsonline that the Project Management Committee (PMC), through the county administration, has since submitted the report to the Ministry of Finance.

It can also be recalled that the citizens allotted to their county six hundred thousand United States Dollar from the 2011/2012 Social Development Funds, to undertake several projects in the area.

The projects include, the construction of mini football complex, community radio stations, the laying out and electrifying of the county’s provincial capital, Bopolu.


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