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Jackson Decries Citizens' Involvement In College Project
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Former Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Ranney B. Jackson
 

 

 

 

Jackson Decries Citizens' Involvement In College Project
By Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, December 15 (LINA) – Former Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Ranney B. Jackson has criticized a recent citizen initiative aimed at
rescuing the Bong County Technical College (BCTC).

Jackson who made the criticism in an interview with the Liberia News Agency in Gbarnga over the weekend, said though he contributed ten
bags of cement and US$100 towards the project, it is wrong for ordinary citizens, most of whom are struggling economically, to raise funds for the completion of a government funded project.

He urged them to go back to the drawing board in order to assess what really went wrong by critically looking at the contractor’s terms and
conditions of the contract before it was awarded, noting, “The people should not be burdened with a government funded project that still requires millions of dollars.”

Jackson pointed out that in order for development projects to be carried out, county officials must be able to properly manage funds given them by national government and companies for development purposes.

He urged officials of the county to serve as a stabilizing force in the development of the county by ensuring that those who squander funds intended for development projects are made to account for them.

Bong County citizens recently launched a citizen initiative titled “Operation Complete Bong County Technical College” with the purpose of raising funds to complete the college.

Construction of the Bong County Technical College which started in 2011, is only about 65 percent complete, even though US$4,000,000 (four million) has been reportedly spent on the project.
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