The Ministry of Internal Affairs through its decentralization support program has begun a two-day dialogue between the Bong County Legislative Caucus and the county administration.
Speaking at the start of the dialogue t the Administrative Building in Gbarnga, Internal Affairs Minister Henrique Flomo Tokpa emphasized the need for a united county administration and legislative caucus to contribute and support sustainable development.
Minister Tokpa noted that unity between the two groups of leaders is very essential to decentralization given the roles each party plays. The Minister said he hoped that at the end of the dialogue, each party will understand their roles and responsibilities, identify sources of conflict and find ways of mitigating such conflicts, and adopt a well-defined strategy and mechanism to forge forward.
He noted that the two-day dialogue seeks to build on common understanding of the challenges facing county administrations in promoting participatory governance.
Speaking earlier, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy admitted that there are serious issues and she expressed gladness that Minister Tokpa and his team have taken the initiative to tour the country to hear from the leaders of the people.
Madam Selena Polson Mappy admonished other participants including legislators to discuss in oneness the problems confronting the county in order to work together in moving the county forward.