Rep. Briggs-Mensah Wants US$25k Allocated to “Ghost Clinic” Accounted for; Crave Indulgence to invite MOH, MFDP for Questioning
Capitol Hill, Monrovia- Bong County District #6 Rep. Moima Briggs-Mensah Representative is craving the indulgence of the House of Representatives to invite the Ministers of Health and the Minister of Finance and Development Planning to explain the processes and procedures through which US$25k was allegedly placed in the 2023 national budget secretly for a reportedly non-existent health center in Bong County.
There have been growing tensions between Representatives Moima Briggs-Mensah and Marvin Cole of Bong County, over an alleged misapplication of fund for the construction of Gbondoi Clinic.
In her communication to the House, she outlined that between 2019 and 2023, thousands of dollars has been appropriated for the facility by the National Legislature, but there is nothing to show.
She noted that US$40,000 was allocated for 2019/20, while in 2020/2021, US$23,330 and US$23,176 for 2020/2021.
She added that Special National Budget of 2021, Gbondio Health Center got 30,000 USD, and National Budget 2022, US$50,000.
Deliberating on her communication in the chamber of the House of representative on Tuesday, the chair of the Bong county legislative caucus said it would be in the interest of the people of Gbondoi, Salala Electoral District #6, to know the obstacle and delay in constructing said facility or what has been done with their allocated amount over the years.
“Few months ago, I made it known to the Liberian people through plenary that the facility called Gbondoi Health Center was not visible and if there were plans to construct one it should have started long ago after reviewing the legislative allotment made over the years” Rep. Mensah added.
Following her thought on the matter, a motion was proffered by Grand Bassa, District #5 Rep. Thomas Alexander Goshua, calling on plenary to forward the communication to its committee on Health and Ways Means and Finance and Development Planning to report in one week.