For October Bong County Service Center Generates L$3,582,207.99 Plus US$5,425.00 – As Ministry of Transport tap list

By Emmanuel Mafelah |

Mr. Jefferson Gbaryan

Bong County Service Center through the Liberia Revenue Authority has announced the total amount of three million five hundred eighty-two thousand two hundred and seven dollars and ninety-nine cents Liberian Dollars forty cents ($3,582,207.99 LD) plus five Thousand four hundred and twenty-five United States Dollars ($5,425.00 USD) as total revenue generated during October 2018.

Speaking in an interview with this paper on Tuesday November 27, 2018, Bong County Service Center Coordinator, Jefferson Gbaryan said during the Month of October they were able to offer Services to nine hundred and sixty- four (964) End Users in the county.

He said out of the nine hundred and sixty-four end users eight hundred and fifty (850) males, one hundred- ten (110) females and four (4) Couples.

According to the Bong County Service Center Coordinator out of the $3,582,207.99  Liberian Dollars and $5,425.00 USD, the Ministry of Transport was able to generate the amount of three million one hundred eighty-four thousand one hundred seventy- six Liberian Dollars (3184,176.00) plus three thousand eight hundred and ninety United States dollar (3,890.00 USD), noting  followed by the Ministry of Labor one hundred and four thousand three hundred and five Liberian Dollars ($104,305 LD) plus one thousand one hundred seventy-five United States Dollars ($1,175.00 USD) and the Ministry of Commence with two hundred twenty-nine thousand seven hundred seventy-four Liberian Dollars and ninety-nine cents ($229,774.99).

He said despite of the many internal challenges, the Bong County Service Center delivered services to the people of Bong County and it’s surrounding at the county Service Center.

The tough talking coordinator said during the Month of October 2018, the Service Center through the Liberia Revenue Authority issued the total Flag receipt of eight hundred and sixty-three, adding which services were delivered.

According to the Bong County Service Center Coordinator, from the Month of May 2018, they have not been able to continue their regular awareness in the various Districts through the allotment provided by the government of Liberia 2017/2018 Fiscal year for the purpose of creating more awareness in the county to promote the usages of the county service center by means of delivery in the county.

Mr. Gbaryan further said due to some administrative Challenges they have not being able to issue the ECOWAS Biometric identification Card; Adult Birth Certificates, Western Marriage Certificates, Printing of Drivers Licenses, Alternative Medicine, Divorce Certificates and Business Certificate are serious problems to the Bong County Service Center.

Meanwhile, the Bong County Service Center Coordinator has re-articulated it calls to National Government that a Utility Vehicle be provided to enhance the work of the center and that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to decentralized the printing of certificate at the County Service Center for the consumption of end user.

He is at the same time calling for increment of salaries and benefits be considered so as to motivate the  Service Center staff in the discharged of their respective duties, adding that internet service and the networking for the service center are installed, and the training for the IT that is still pending be conducted.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.