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FIND Official Tells Bong College Board ‘Be Proactive’
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, April 3 (LINA) - The National Program Officer of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) is calling on the Board of Trustees of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC) to be more proactive in the performance of its duty.
In an interview with the Liberia News Agency in Gbarnga recently, Aaron Juakollie said the dormancy of the board is responsible for most of the problems at the college, and the delay in completion of its facility.
Recently, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf suspended BCTC President Dr. John Flomo and asked the college’s Board to appoint an interim management team to appraise the state of affairs at the college and report within 60 days.
The FIND official explained that the addendum contract to complete the college calls for the board to regularly monitor the construction work and report on the use of the funds but that body failed to do so.
Juakollie noted that the suspension of the college’s President is not the remedy to the problems facing the BCTC and wants President Sirleaf to robustly monitor and ensure that the board provides regular updates on the college.
In another development, the FIND official has also stated that East International, the company selected to pave the streets in Gbarnga, does not have the capacity to do the road.
It can be recalled that the chairman of the Bong Legislative Caucus, Senator Henry Yallah, said the agreement to pave the streets calls for the company to pre-finance the project 30 percent.
But, Juakollie told the media in Gbarnga that he has observed that the company does not have money to start effective work on the streets and warned against substandard pavement of the streets of Gbarnga.