Nimba County Electoral District One Representative has calmed down owners of affected properties who are disenchanted over the ongoing payment of resettlement package, urging them to excise restraint as efforts are underway to adequately address their concerns.
Rep. Jeremiah Koung told angry citizens that the Ministry of Public Works and relevant authorities are still in the process of reassessing structures said to be devalued to ensure that the right value and compensation packages are given to owners of said properties.
There is mounting pressure and complaints from several quarters over alleged ‘discrepancy’ in the ongoing Ministry of Finance and Development Planning’s resettlement payment to owners of structures fall in the “right off way”, of the Ganta-Guinea Border road pavement project.
The Nimba lawmaker also called on citizens whose structures were not marked, those who did not present attestation from court, as well as people whose properties are believed to be under-valued to remain calm as he is exerting all efforts on the Ministry to begin a reassessment of said properties so that their just compensations are given.
He used his time to dispel growing rumors that the Chinese Construction Company-CHICO, which is working on the road project, has already begun demolition of structures in the ‘right off way’ in Ganta, clarifying that CHICO won’t break down any building until government completes payment.