Bomi County has received from the Government of Liberia US$1.8 million out of US$ 2.5million as part of the county development fund since 2013, the Superintendent has said.
According to the 2008 census report, Bomi County is the poorest county in Liberia. Samuel Brown said “right now Bomi County since 2013 has into her account US$1.8 million which is the county development fund out of US$2.5 million the government owes us.”
“We want to appeal to all the stakeholders so that this money can be infuse into the county economy so that our people will have county level jobs to have an end use,” he added. Speaking to a team of journalists over the weekend in Tubmanburg, Brown said, “Bomi is impoverished, there is lots of labor constraints in the county, people are not working and there is no jobs, noting further that there is only one company in the county which is Sime Darby, and they are not able to exhaust every workforce.”
He explained that: “Western Cluster deal is still in limbo up to date. We haven’t seen them here and our people are desperately in need of job.” “If Western Cluster will be here today that will be a joy and the issue of labor constraint will go away,” Bomi Superintendent noted.
He said if the county development fund is infused into the county`s economy through the implementation of projects unemployment will drastically reduced. “We are worried as school is about to reopen for children to back to school. Creation of jobs will help parents provide tuition for their children and meet other obligations.”
The superintendent indicated that the relationship between and the county administration and the Bomi County Caucus is very cordial. He warned the CDF should be managed by the county administration. “We know that CDF if it is headed by the county administration excluding the legislature who has a oversight, I believe there will be some maximum result because every superintendent will be held liable to account for that money.”
“I think it will be expedient, if they will continue to play their oversight role to allow the implementation of the county development fund to be left with the local administration,” Brown noted.
By Akoi Baysah Jr.