By Patrick Stephen Tokpah
Gbarnga-Bong County Legislative Caucus Chairman Representative Joseph Papa Kolleh has debunked Representative Robert Flomo Womba statement that members of the Caucus signed a resolution to disburse twenty-five thousand United States Dollars from the County’s coffer to Superintendent Esther Walker to purchase her official vehicle in the County.
Representative Robert Flomo Womba of electoral district # four recently told citizens of the County through a radio talk show that members of the Bong County Legislative Caucus signed a resolution to take twenty-five thousand United States Dollars from the County coffers to give to Superintendent, Esther Walker to purchase her vehicle.
Representative Robert Flomo Womba has been assuring citizens of exposing corrupt leaders in the County.
The Lawmaker’s clarification comes as a result of accusation by the Assistant Superintendent for Fiscal Affairs, Paul Sulunteh that the Superintendent unilaterally withdrew US $25,000 from the county’s account to purchase her car.
Even though, he acknowledged that the purchasing of car for Sup Walker is not in the 2018 county sitting resolution, Rep Womba admitted that the caucus members violated the resolution to empower the superintendent to do inspection of ongoing projects across the county; since she did not have an operational vehicle.
The Lawmaker did not tell Journalists when the superintendent will pay the money, but said that they violated the budget law by giving the superintendent the money outside of the resolution.
However, the Bong County electoral District # seven Representative said at no time did the Caucus sign a resolution to disburse twenty-five thousand United States Dollars to purchase a car for Superintendent, Esther Walker as being erroneously speculated by Representative Robert Flomo Womba.
The Bong County Legislative Caucus Chairman has challenged the Unity Party Lawmaker (Robert Flomo Womba) to provide proof for what he termed as his baseless, mendacity and spurious twenty-five thousand United States Dollars disbursement statement in the County.
Rep. Kolleh further called on Bongese to challenge or caution the lawmakers.
The Bong County Legislative Caucus Chairman and Representative of Electoral District#7 is cautioning Representative Robert Flomo Womba to desist from making baseless and erroneous statement, because it has the propensity to derail the reputation of the Caucus in the County.
Rep. Kolleh said it’s unthinkable for Rep. Womba to say they (Lawmakers) violated the budget law by giving the superintendent the money outside of the November 12, 2018 resolution.
He made the clarification on June 29, 2021 via mobile phone from Monrovia on Radio Gbarnga in the County.