Bong’s third district representative, Marvin Cole, has described claims that he is conspiring with Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor to overthrow the government of President George Weah as “false and malicious.”
It has been barely 25 years since the Kpolokpalah Massacre that saw the gruesome murder of more than 300 people by fighters from the Liberian Peace Council under the leadership of George Boley.
The chairperson of the Project Management Committee in Bong, Stephen Mulbah, has outlined activities he said would strengthen the PMC and increase public trust and confidence in its work.
A Bush Chicken investigation has found that US$4,000 provided by MNG Gold Liberia as contribution towards the renovation of the superintendent’s residence in Gbarnga was instead used by Bong’s Superintendent Esther Walker on a trip Accra, Ghana.
The Bong County Service Center has reported contributing more than US$143,000 to the government’s national revenue envelope in 2018.
Mob violence thrives in Liberia partly because of a weak justice system. Crowded prisons, poor police gathering of evidence, and corruption can often mean that criminals are released without bearing the consequences required by the law.
Barely three weeks after Bong authorities halted the Gbarnga streets pavement project, the Ministry of Public Works has ordered the company implementing the construction to resume work using the previous design of the project.
Almost three years since the Bong County Service Center opened in Gbarnga, only 5.7 percent of citizens have taken advantage of services available at the center.