–Signs Resolution To Undertake Development
Stakeholders of Nimba County electoral district eight have concluded a strategic district council sitting aimed at apportioning money given them for development activities.
The sitting was in conformity with the budget law of Liberia, which states that; following the holding of a County Council Sitting, there should be district sitting to solicit the input of key stakeholders in the utilization of funds allocated for a district for the Fiscal Year.
The County Sitting is a forum where money appropriated in the National Budget for a county for developmental purposes are apportion among the districts.
At the Flumpa Sitting, official delegates included Paramount Chiefs, District & Township Commissioners, Heads of Women and Youths, Student Representatives, among others. The County Administration was represented by the Assistant Superintendent for Fiscal Affairs, Hon. Saye E. L. Mussah and the Treasurer of the Project Management Committee, Mr. Michael Nuahn. Also, in attendance, to provide guidance to the delegates, were Mr. Saye S. Miannah, Mr. Benjamin Zumbah and Mr. Melvin S. Garpeh, all former Legislative Contestants of the District in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections. Other former contestants, who could not attend were represented by proxies.
According to a release, the Representative of the district, Larry P. Younquoi informed participants that the sitting was intended to have delegates prioritize projects that would utilize the nearly US$112,000.00 recently allocated to the district at the County Sitting in Sanniquellie for the development of the District in Fiscal Year 2018/2019. Some of the line items included US$50,000.00 for direct district development, US$23,605 for the affected community in Leewehpea District, US$28,000 for Affected Community in Meinpea-Mah, US$10,000.00 for Scholarships for the students, among others.
The Lawmaker also informed his audience that some amounts are also in a bulk amount at the County administration for critical intervention at Flumpa and Bunadin Clinics. Younquoi further told his citizens that the Flumpa Commissioner Compound is also tipped to be fully reconstructed with funds previously allocated, but could not be disbursed.
With said clarification, the delegates signed a resolution identifying several projects including a town hall in Kpoahpa, Gbannah Chiefdom, a Paramount Chief Compound in Lao Tiayee, an Elementary School between Lao Bunadin and Zahn-Duo Highway, and a Market Building in Karnwee, Leessonnoh Chiefdom. The delegates also set up a Scholarship Committee and a Project Monitoring Committee respectively.
Please Read the Resolution from the sitting.