By Patrick Stephen Tokpah/Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA-Members of the Bong County disabled community have expressed disappointment in the leadership of the Project Management Committee (PMC) in the County for constructing what they called ‘a substandard disabled office’ in the County.
The chairman of the Bong County Project Management Committee, Stephen J. Mulbah on January 19, 2020 turned over a ten thousand United States Dollars renovated facility to the disabled Community in Gbarnga, Bong County.
The ten thousand was allotted to the disabled community during the November 12, 2018 County Council Sitting by delegates in the County.
The dedication of the project was attended by few members of the disabled community with no local leaders or officials of the County in attendance.
Following the dedication of the building, some members of the disabled community expressed disappointment in the manner in which the project was ‘singlehandedly’ done by the PMC without consulting them as beneficiaries of project.
Arthur Bondo, President of the disabled community in Bong County and Moses Tokpah, a member lauded the effort of the County authority, but said the renovation of the building was done by the company and the PMC Chairman, Stephen J. Mulbah alone without their involvement.
Mr. Bondo and Tokpah said the building is not disabled friendly that certain portion of the building, especially the inside parts.
They further argued that the amount of ten thousand United States Dollars that the PMC chairman claimed was used to construct the building wasn’t reality.
Moreover, Bondo and Tokpah said the building was dedicated without a functional bathroom, floor tiles and furniture in the County.
Meanwhile, several citizens who attended the fifteen minutes dedication program expressed total disappointment over the manner in which the project was done and said ten thousand United States Dollars was just too much to do the nature of renovation work that was done.
The company that did the renovation work is a Monrovia based construction firm according to them and alleged that the PMC chairman used the company to get his cut or small things.