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Supt. Mappy Clarifies Suspension Of Chiefs, Others
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Supt. Mappy Clarifies Suspension Of Chiefs, Others

By Ballah Kollie, Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, Feb 14 (LINA) – Bong County Superintendent, Selena Polson-Mappy, has clarified that the suspension of chiefs and the Statutory Superintendent of Kokoyah District was a decision approved by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

“After receiving complaints of the public flogging and undressing of two elders by Chief Garrison Teteh in Kpayea, Wolota Clan, and the alleged extortion of money from citizens by Paramount Chief Brown S. Cooper, as well as the illegal entry into a contractual agreement with a logging company from where US$60,000 was received and mismanaged by the Statutory Superintendent of Kokoyah District,” she said.

Supt. Mappy explained that “an investigation was conducted and findings along with recommendations were submitted to Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly who later took it to the Chief Executive for appropriate action.”

“What is important now is that leaders got to know that they need to respect the rights of others and be mindful of how they treat them,” noted the Bong County Superintendent.

She was speaking before the Senate Standing Committee on Internal Affairs, Governance and Reconciliation, to respond to a complaint filed to that body by Senator Jewel Howard Taylor.

According to Superintendent Mappy, the three officials, who were suspended upon the orders of the Liberian Leader, have been sent to court to answer to the charges leveled against them.

Meanwhile, the Bong County Superintendent has frowned on the launch of Poro Society activities in Kokoyah District, something she said runs contrary to the Ministry of Education regulation prohibiting the practice during regular school calendar.

According to her, several schools in Kokoyah District have been compelled to close down due to the mass absence of students, many of whom have gone to join their friends in the Poro Society bush.

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