Nimba Lawmakers to Investigate Use of County Funds

SANNIQUELLIE, Nimba – The Nimba County Legislative Caucus has established a committee to investigate a report on expenditures made at the just-ended county council sitting by the project management committee chairperson, Peterson M. Walker.

The sitting, which was held in Sanniquellie from August 31 – September 2, attracted over 500 delegates and observers to discuss the appropriations of the County and Social Development Funds meant for Nimba.

Even though the meetings are legally required to be held annually, this was Nimba’s first since 2015, during the administration of former Superintendent Fong Zuagele.

At the 2018 sitting, Walker presented a report by the project management committee for projects worked on from 2016 to 2018. He reported on expenses made during the period, which covered road rehabilitation, other projects, and the operational cost of the project management committee.

Senator Thomas Grupee heads the ad hoc committee that will be investigating Peterson’s report. The rest of the Nimba lawmakers will serve as members of the committee, excluding Sen. Prince Johnson, who chairs the caucus.

Grupee assured the public that the committee would report back within the next two weeks.

“We will make sure to come up with our findings as soon as possible,” he said. “We have extended our session by two weeks—we will be closing by the 15th [of September]. So, in this two-week period, we will work on the report and get back to the people of Nimba.”

The committee is tasked with gathering details and sources of documents from Walker to support the expense report made by him to delegates of the Nimba County Council Sitting.

Featured photo by Arrington Ballah

Arrington Ballah

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

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