NOVEMBER 27, 2014 By Jariatu Bangura
Officials from the Koinadugu District Council were unable to explain to the parliamentary sub-appropriation committee how they expended their 2013 and 2014 allocations.
Speaking in one of the committee rooms in Parliament yesterday, Chief Administrator of the council, Sahr Emmanuel Yambasu, said they received the third and fourth quarter funds of 2013 in 2014 amounting to Le1,010,512,566, but he was unable to coherently explain how they spent the money.
Parliament allocated Le7,679,456,927 and Le4,549,264,055 to the Koinadugu District Council for 2013 and 2014 financial years respectively.
However, Yambasu said delay in the disbursement of funds was a major challenge in their development plan.
But Hon. Moiwai Momoh moved a motion for the council to step down for lack of supporting documents as evidence for their activities in both financial years, noting that documents in their possession were inconsistent. Committee members unanimously agreed to adopt the proposal and adjourned the hearing to Friday, 28 November.
Meanwhile, Makeni City Council officials were also asked to step down because most of the supporting documents for a Le100 million disbursement were not available for scrutiny.