Following months of controversy over the China Union payment of US$750,000 in social development fund to Margibi, a county sitting was finally on December 2 to resolve looming questions about the usage of the funds following the revocation of a Supreme Court writ of prohibition on an early resolution of the County Legislative Caucus which was hatched in Monrovia.
President George Weah has appointed a new chairperson and members of the Board of Directors at Margibi’s Harbel College. The announcement was made public via the Executive Mansion website on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Lawmakers and local officials in Margibi have been revealed to have violated the budget law by holding a secret meeting to decide allotments for US$1 million in the county social development fund.
A violent protest initiated by motorcyclists over the gruesome murder of a commercial motorcyclist has led to the vandalizing and burning of several private and public properties in Weala.
Players of the Margibi football and kickball teams in the 2018/2019 National County Sports Meet have staged a protest in Kakata to demand that county authorities provide them payments they are owed for their performance in the sporting tournament.
A media blackout imposed by the Margibi Journalist Association on the county’s leadership and its activities has entered its third week without a resolution.
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Hundreds of current and redundant employees at the private Morris American Rubber Company in Todee District staged a protest in demand of benefits allegedly owed them by the company.
Some citizens in Margibi are outraged about the slow pace at county officials are moving to use the US$2.7 million approved under the County and Social Development Fund in 2011 and 2013 to implement development projects.