- Published on Saturday, 11 August 2012 23:55
- Written by Alloycious David
Citizens of Grand Bassa County Electoral District #1 have reiterated allegation that Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue has deposited into his personal account US$50,500 intended for development in their district.
The US$50,500 was provided by Forest Venture, a logging company operating in the district.
Citizens of the District alleged that Representative Barchue received and deposited the money into his personal account without their consent.
Anthony Sanghar, a youth representative in the district said the lawmaker's action is illegal and tantamount to corruption.
Mr. Sanghar last Saturday questioned the intent of the Deputy Speaker and said he is in violation of a social contract entered with the people.
He indicated that the lawmaker was elected to, among other things, protect the interest of his citizens but his action is now depriving the people of the needed development.
However, when contacted, Representative Barchue dismissed the allegation as a “blatant lie” and disclosed that the US$50,500 is deposited in an escrow account at the First International Bank.