The New Dawn (Monrovia)

16 January 2013

Liberia: Money Palaver in Grand Gedeh

Grand Gedeh County Superintendent Peter Solo, has accused a lawmaker of the county Representative Alex Chersia Grant of demanding US$10.000 as credit from the County Development Fund for Grand Gedeh during the annual agriculture break. Supt. Solo said because he objected to the lawmaker's request, it has brought serious bitter pills between him and Rep. Grant.

He claimed that the District #3 representative has taken his (Peter Solo) name to the media that he misappropriated the county development fund for the county. Solo claimed Grand accused him of forming a company that will receive all of the local contracts in the county.

"He sounds like a novice to accuse me of forming a company to get contracts from the county so I can acquire money from the county development funds; he is less busy to say that; why will he say I am responsible for the misappropriation of the county development fund that is not under my direct supervision," Superintendent Solo asked in apparent anger.

He said the lawmaker needs to read the budget laws with comprehension before making requests for any money from the county fund. When this paper contacted Representative Grant for comment on the allegations, he told our reporter he would reserve all comments for now.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 The New Dawn. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.