The Superintendent of Montserrado, County Florence Brandy, has revealed that projects from 2012 might run into the County’s 2013/2014 budgetary allotment because the money is for developmental purposes.
She said due to a misunderstanding with the county leadership when she first took over that has now been settled, the county leaders were not able to implement past projects.
Supt. Brandy noted that the county still has lots of money that has not been touched and said that the money would help enable her administration take on future projects.
“The leadership is now willing to work with each other collaboratively and we still have lots of money we have not be used and passed into resolution,” she said.
The Superintendent made the disclosure at the ground breaking ceremony of a multipurpose community town hall in the St. Paul River District.
The Town hall cost US$165, 000 and will serve as a Multi-Purpose Building for Community dwellers.
Madam Brandy said the construction of the Town Hall is among the National Government’s many developmental projects to be undertaken in the Country.
She said as part of the Government’s Contribution, it gives US$200,000 to every county.
She cautioned community dwellers to work along with contractors in making the construction successful because the Hall will be dedicated by President Sirleaf prior to her departure for this year’s July 26 celebration in Sinoe County.
Madame Brandy explained that the Hall will consist of three offices, a conference area, and a bathroom.
“All we need is more support from the Government of Liberia because there are no logistics or empowerment for community leaders and other local county authority,” she explained.
Also speaking at the ground breaking ceremony was Rep. Edward Forh of District #16, who said in the first resolution of the County Development Fund, each district had US$151,900.00 and the second resolution, US$60, 00.00 was allotted to each district.
“A few years back, when this district was district #12, we had a local community meeting and in that meeting us as community dwellers and leaders agreed that the first Town Hall must be constructed in Central New Kru Town and the Second Hall here in this community.
As a leader, I felt that it was good that every project coming to the district must be tangible and must be long lasting so that our people will have to benefit for a long time, he added”
For her part Alice B. Weah, Governor of the Borough of New Kru town, extended her thanks and appreciation to the County Leadership, Local County Authority and the Government of Liberia.