Bong County Superintendent, Madam Esther Yamah Walker, has reaffirmed her commitment to ensuring the completion of major development projects initiated by the County’s past leadership.
Superintended Walker outlined the pavement of Gbarnga Broad Street, construction work on the Bong County Technical College (BCTC), the Sirleaf Market Project and the renovation of the Superintendent’s compound as major development projects that need to be completed for the benefit of the county and its people.
Serving as a studio guest of Kwatekeh Radio station in Bong County recently, Superintendent Walker stated that during the past few months, she received several complaints from citizens and residents of the County concerning the various unfinished projects and the dire need to have them completed.
She quoted the citizens as suggesting that she, as Superintendent of the County, needs to work with Bong County Legislative Caucus and other local leaders to ensure the completion of the unfinished development projects.
The Bong County Technical College (BCTC) is a duly constituted public Baccalaureate granting higher learning institution established by an Act of National Legislature of Liberia in 2013.
Its establishment was in line with Government’s higher education decentralization policy.
However, despite spending a whopping US$7 million on the college’s construction work by past administration, the construction project is yet to be completed.
The contract to pave the Gbarnga Broad Street was awarded to East International, a Chinese Construction Company based in Monrovia, Liberia.
The Monrovia Times understands that East International was hired to pave 2.314 kilometers streets in Gbarnga, but the company is yet to complete the Gbarnga Street pavement project.
However, many citizens and resident of Gbarnga expressed disappointment over the non-completion of the project.
Some of the citizens characterized the Gbarnga Street construction work as “very poor”.
The County Authority announced that one million US Dollars was allotted in the 2016/2017 National Budget to finance the Gbarnga Street Pavement Project but the whereabouts of the funds remains unknown.
However, Superintendent Esther Walker said although her administration inherited many uncompleted development projects in the County, it is important that she works with other Leaders, especially Bong County Legislature Caucus to complete construction works on the various projects.