Margibi Apportions Funds
-Elects PMC Chair, others
As a mean of fast-tracking development projects in Margibi County, the citizenry have apportioned the county development fund in the 2018/2019 national budget to various sectors of the county.
Delegates at the just ended County Sitting organized by the County Legislative Caucus under the leadership of District Number Four Representative Ben Fofana resolved through a resolution that the amount of US$ 232,666 be divided to benefit the five electoral districts, and other areas of priority. The 147 delegates resolved that an amount of US$15,000 for each district, US$ 23,000 for the Project Management Committee (PMC), which constitutes 10 percent of the total fund.
Additionally, the delegates agreed that an amount of US$27,500 goes towards outstanding debts owed by the county during the previous county meet, and US$25,000 for the impending 2018/ 2019 county meet.
An amount of US$7,166 was also allotted to the office of the Superintendent for emergency operations.
Earlier, the Secretary of the Legislative Caucus Margibi County District # 2 Representative, Ivar K. Jones informed the delegates that the County was heavily indebted in the toned of US$27,500 during the [previous county meet.
Rep. Jones also stated that there was an amount of US$ 50,000 left in the County account.
He named series of challenging issues within various districts, to include scholarships, concession disputers, such as firestone plantation, the incomplete Unification Town project among others.
The Caucus SG disclosed to the delegates that an amount of US$207,666 was allotted in the National Budget as County Development Fund, and US$25,000 for Social Development Fund, totaling US$ 232,666.00 for the County.
For his part, Margibi Superintendent Jerry Varnie told the delegates that he inherited a zero balance account when he took-over as Superintendent of the County.
Supt. Varnie went on to state that his administration has initiated an audit of the past administration, noting that there were several projects funded by the CDF which are yet to be completed.
He named the Unification Town Hall project, the BWI multipurpose projects as some of the projects yet to be completed even though funds were given to contractors.
Varnie at same called for collective efforts in speeding up developments in the County.
For his part, the chairman of the Caucus, Rep. Ben Fofana commended the delegates for a peaceful and successful sitting, and adding that other outstanding issues will be address in subsequent sitting.
At the same time, delegates at the just ended county sitting overwhelmingly elected Mr. Thompson M. Nanah as Chairman of the Project Management Committee, while Baysah Kollie and Nah A. Daniel were elected on white ballots as Controller and Treasurer respectively.