Delegates at the eighth regular sitting of the Nimba County Council have unanimously endorsed the appropriation of over US$800,000 for the rehabilitation for farm-to-market roads across the county to enhance the transportation of their farm products to bigger markets. This amount is drawn from the US$2.7 million budget approved at the council sitting.
Opposition members of the House of Representatives have accused Speaker Bhofal Chambers of bias because he did not present to the general body a communication from Finance Minister Samuel Tweah explaining delays in the submission of the 2020/2021 draft national budget.
Amid rumors that the Coronavirus death recorded in Nimba did not actually test positive, two Nimba lawmakers are seeking clarity from the Ministry of Health.
Rep. Dorwohn T. Gleekia of Nimbaâ€™s sixth electoral district says he plans to engage the Ministry of Health to consider using the former Ebola Treatment Unit in Tappita as an isolation center during the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
As the rainy season slowly creeps in, a group of residents from Tappita District has written letters to their representatives, seeking their intervention in rehabilitating the Ganta-Tappita highway to ensure it is ready for the rainy season.
Rep. Dorwohn Twain Gleekia of Nimba’s sixth electoral district has disclosed plans for a renovation of Tappita’s Tappeh Memorial High School. The lawmaker said he had lobbied to get US$25,000 appropriated in the 2019/2020 national budget for the renovation.
Fifty-nine illicit miners arrested at the Kartee Gold Mine in Gbanipea have been released from detention by the Liberia National Police following intervention from officials of the county, including Nimbaâ€™s sixth district lawmaker, Rep. Dorwohn Twain Gleekia.
Rep. Dorwohn Gleekia of Nimba sixth district recently addressed Nimbaians based in the United States where he outlined key legislative and development achievements of his district since he took office in January.