Residents Of Margibi-Electoral District #1 Decide The Usage Of US$18K

From Christopher Wiah, GNN Margi County Correspondent

Margibi County citizens to decide

Stakeholders and residents of Margibi-Electoral District One gathered over the weekend at the Constituency Office of Representative Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh in Boys Town to decide the usage of eighteen thousand United States Dollars allotted to the District.

The allotment of said fund comes following the outcome of the county sitting recently held in Kakata to resolute the usage of the hundred thousand United States Dollars County Development Fund (202/2021), during which eighteen thousand United States Dollars was allotted to each electoral district within Margibi and ten thousand United States Dollars was apportioned for the county Project Management Committee (PMC).

During the Margibi-Electoral District One Sitting Saturday, August 7, 2021, the stakeholders and delegates resolved to allot the fund in completing existing projects and provide aids for government volunteer teachers and paramount & clan chiefs within the District.

“Based on our allotment made, this is what we agreed on: ten thousand (10,000) United States Dollars goes for the completion of Duazon police station construction, five thousand United States Dollars also goes towards the Garzon Reserve Clinic to begin operations, two thousand (2,000) United States Dollars will be used to aid our government volunteer teachers and the one thousand  United States Dollars will be given to assist our paramount and clan chiefs in carrying out their various operations”, Jackson Mah, Bervely Hill Community Chairperson explained.

Margibi-Electoral District One Lawmaker, Representative Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh lauded all participants for their cooperation in making sure the sitting was successfully and peacefully held.

Commenting on the District Development Council (DDC), Representative Tarponweh said the his office will work with key stakeholders and community leaders within his constituency in restructuring the DDC.

“We are here by mandate of the law and precedence to inform you and solicit your participation about what we are doing so that you can be the ultimate decision makers of this process. Consistent with our democratic process, the delegates have spoken through their votes. The motion is hereby adapted”, the Margibi County District One Lawmaker declared the motion adapted to resolute the decision of the delegates.

“The District Development Council which was created to assist my office has not been very active for a while.  Henceforth,  my Office will work with key stakeholders and community leaders within the District to shortly restructure the DDC”.

The District Sitting was graced by Mboo Superintendent-George Kallon, Kabbah District-Abraham Garway and Schiefflin Township-commissioner Tony Brown. Also in attendance were civil society group leaders, several youth groups officials, political group leader, traditional chiefs and elders and other Margibians.

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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.
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