Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Administration Varney Sirleaf has disclosed that tougher action would be taken against any contractor failing to complete projects undertaken in the counties.
Deputy Minister Sirleaf made specific reference to projects targeted to be funded by County and Social Development Funds allocated in the budget.
According to him, the action is intended to make sure that projects earmarked and approved by each county are implemented to bring development and make sure the peoples’ hopes are realized.
Mr. Sirleaf disclosed that by July 1, the Ministry will work with superintendents to introduce standardized format for contractors, which will make payment by installment depending on percentage of completion with a rigorous Monitoring and Evaluation process amongst others.
He said action would also be taken against contractors carrying out sub-standard projects in the counties; referring to them as White-collar projects.
Deputy Sirleaf spoke over the weekend in Western Liberia at programs marking the special sittings of County Councils in Tubmanburg, Bomi County and Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County respectively.
The deputy minister, who toured several projects in the counties, told the gatherings that the Internal Affairs Ministry would be unwavering in going after any contractor abandoning projects regardless of who they are.
The special sittings were in compliance with a directive issued by Internal Affairs Minister Blamoh Nelson to County Superintendents in May this year to convene those sittings of their respective County Councils between June 14 and 17.
During the meetings, Hon. Sirleaf explained the budget law, which many participants described laudable, because according to them, there has been a total lack of understanding of the budget law.