By Nathaniel Tokpah (Nimba Correspondent)
Nimba County Superintendent Nelson Korquoi has finally admitted to receiving a check of L$500,000 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as Nimba’s share of gate intake from the last edition of the National County Sports Meet.
Supt. Korquoi has come under a huge criticism following an allegation of squandering the fund intended for the county, an allegation he earlier refused to comment on when he was contacted by KMTV Nimba County Correspondent, stating that “government is not run on the media.”
Due to mounting pressure from citizens in the county, Supt. Korquoi was compelled to hold a press conference on Monday, July 6, confirming that he received the check from the sports ministry on March 20, 2020, nearly a month after he was appointed to lead the county administration.
Supt. Korquoi said he decided to keep the check for the sake of accountability, as he had just taken over the county leadership from another administration. He however refuted the allegation that the check has been cashed by displaying the check during the press conference.
The Nimba County Superintendent has meanwhile called on the Nimba’s Legislative Caucus to conduct a forensic audit on the past administration of the county regarding gate intake collected in previous County Meet. This according to him when done will lead to proper accountability of funds intended for the county.