Gov’t Pays US$500K into Margibi County Account
By Richard Baysah, Margibi County Correspondent
KAKATA, Jan 21 (LINA) - Margibi County Superintendent John Zubah Buway has disclosed that the central Government has disbursed US$500,000 of the county’s Social Development Fund.
Superintendent Buway, who made the disclosure in Kakata Tuesday, during the monthly Economic Transformation Pillar Meeting, said the amount was transferred into the county's account on the 5th of December, 2013.
He disclosed that contractors hired to carry out various projects in the county have begun receiving their money.
Buway said the Monrovia Developer and Management Corporation (MDMC) that is rehabilitating the streets of Kakata received US$314,000, while the National Group of Companies that is constructing the market building in Duazon received US$69,500.
Other contractors received US$7,600 representing final payment for the Lango Lippaye Multi- purpose building and US$6,400 for the Dolo Town Hall, among others, the superintendent disclosed.
Meanwhile, Superintendent Buway has disclosed that there was still a huge amount of US$2.8 million owed the county from the Social Development Fund (SDF) and County Development Fund (CDF) for the years 2009-2014.
The CDF is allocation made in the National Budget for county development, while the SDF represents contributions from concessionaires operating in the county to fund social welfare projects.
Superintendent Buway said the delay in disbursing the funds has left other projects at a standstill while the lack of funding also means that contractors who have completed their jobs are yet to be paid.
In a related development, Supt. Buway has expressed concern about the poor attendance at pillar meetings by members of line ministries and agencies in the county.
He said low participation in the pillar meetings could impede effort to move forward ahead with the Agenda for Transformation as envisioned by government.