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Bong Official Weary Of Projects Delay
By Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, April 2 (LINA) - The District Commissioner of Sanoyea in Bong County has expressed frustration over delays in the completion of the town hall and senior high school projects in the district.
Commissioner Cantos K. Bornor said the projects, which began in 2011 following approval by county authorities, are funded by the County and Social Development Funds and should have been completed in three months, but are only about 80 percent complete after over three years.
Bornor told the Liberia News Agency (LINA) that he remains baffled as to what is responsible for the delay after a series of discussions on the projects.
But when contacted, the Chairman for the Project Management Committee of Bong County, Mr. Lawrence Y. Plator, clarified that his administration inherited the projects in 2012.
He said efforts by him to complete the projects have been marred by the scarcity of resources.
Chairman Plator told LINA Monday that of the total cost of US$167,520.94 for the school, the county administration has paid US$161,520.94 to the contractors, leaving a balance of US$6,000 to be paid to Hanetta, a local contractor that won the contract following a competitive bidding.
Mr. Plator added that the county has also paid US$45,690.83 of the total cost of US$57,088.8 for the town hall, with the balance of US$11,397.97 for the town hall that was contracted to Moriano, also a local contractor.
He expressed optimism that with just US$17,387.97 left to be paid the contractors, the projects would be completed in the shortest possible time.
Mr. Plator said at the March 1, 2014 Special County Development Sitting, the project management committee budgeted US$125,000 to complete all unfinished projects in the county.