- Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 06:45
- Written by Necus M. Andrews
A cross-session of residents in District #16, Montserrado County has requested Superintendent Grace T. Kpan to place hold on the payment of development fund for the district.
The Community chairpersons told the Superintendent in a communication that they want a halt to the payment of the district's development fund until a comprehensive report on the funds for 2012/13 is made available. They made specific reference to the Library project in the Borough of New Kru Town.
They also want the district's leadership to provide detailed information and clarification on the donation made by the Chinese Government through its Embassy in Liberia in 2012.
The communication, under the signatures of 17 representatives from communities across District #16, demanded that the Project Management Team (PMT) be reconstituted to reflect community's representation.
They requested the Superintendent to listen to them and place a hold on the disbursement of the fund until appropriate strategies are put into place to ensure that development positively impact the people. This, they said, would ensure that the people benefit from the development.
“In view of this development Madam Superintendent, our people deserve the right to know about what happens to public money allocated to our district for development purposes that will impact our livelihood and restore hope after a period of war,” they said.
In recent times, Superintendent Kpan and the Montserrado County Legislative Caucus of Montserrado County have been pointing accusing fingers at each other on the usage of the County's development fund.
The Caucus complained the Superintendent to the House of Representatives for her refusal to disburse funds intended for development in the county.
Representative Thomas P. Fallah on behalf of the Caucus told plenary that since 2010, Superintendent Kpan has not been able to explain as to how the county's budget is being used.
Representative Fallah further said Superintendent Kpan has failed to undertake tangible development, although the county continues to receive budgetary allocation each year.