It appears like Bong County Authorities have closed their eyes on an alleged misappropriation of a US $12,000 Dollars which was intended for the County sports Team during the 2018/2019 National County Sports meet.
The said amount was given to the County by the Ministry of Youth and Sports as part of its support to preparing the County teams (both kickball and football) teams to fully participate in the 2018/2019 league.
Despite the presentation of the money by the Ministry, Bong County sport Authorities announced that there was no money to cater to the needs of the Players who were on camp at the time.
In December of last year, Augustine Jallah the Manager of the County Team spoke with Bong County based Journalists and declared the lack of support to the team a situation that drew the attention of some of Lawmakers of the County including Deputy Speaker Prince Kermue Moye who took the center stage of financially supporting the Teams.
The People’s News Africa Liberia Correspondent investigation has established that while the Sport Authorities were announcing lack of support, the $12, 000 United States Dollars was in the Sport’s covert and was allegedly controlled by Manager Augustine Jallah and Old-man Soko Sackor in consultation with Bong County Superintendent Esther Nyamah Walker.
Superintendent Walker joined Mr. Jallah and other sport Authorities of the County to raise funds for the County’s Teams even though she allegedly knew that 12, 000 Dollars was in the County’s sports account.
Our reporter says no official of the County confirmed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports had given them money until the Ministry announced that they had already settled Bong, Margibi and Nimba Counties during 2018/2019 National County Sports Meet in Liberia.
The People’s News Africa Liberia writer says when the news broke out that the Sport Authorities of the County had received Money, some concerned citizens of the County started demanding report from them through the office of the Superintendent.
Bong County reinstated Superintendent Esther Nyamah Walker then announced to the Public that she and the Lawmakers would launch Investigation into the matter but since that time, they have closed their eyes on the issue.
Counter investigation conducted by our Correspondent has proven that Bong County Superintendent Esther Nyemah Walker might have allegedly conspired with Mr. Augustine Jallah and the rest of the sport Authorities to share the money.
At the initial stage when the news came to the public that the Ministry gave the money, Superintendent Esther Walker admitted of receiving four hundred United States Dollars from Mr. Jallah for Gasoline but did not know where the money came from.
Mr. Jallah rebutted the statement of the Superintendent and said Madam Walker knew about the $12,000 United States Dollars.
He clarified to our Correspondent via Mobile phone that Superintendent Walker allegedly signed documents for the withdrawal of the money from the bank an allegation Superintendent Walker denied and stated that her signature was falsified by Mr. Jallah.
Since that time Madam Walker is yet to launch an investigation into the matter even though she announced to the public that the issue would have been investigated.
Mr. Augustine Jallah who is at the center stage of the situation is allegedly on the run, while Superintendent Walker who should be signatory to monies of such has refused to clarified to the Public about the usage of the money.
The County still owes some of the Players who played during the 2018/2019 league an undisclosed amount.
Many of the Players have threatened to leave the County Team before the upcoming 2019/2020 National County Sports meet.