Nimba to Host First Council Sitting in Two Years, Supt. Korquoi Confirms


By: Nathaniel Success Tokpah (Nimba Correspondent)

Gompa, Nimba County- Nimba County is poised to host its first County Council Sitting in two years, Superintendent Nelson Korquoi has confirmed.

Supt. Korquoi made the disclosure on a local radio station in Ganta on Tuesday, July 21. Supt. Korquoi said the County Council Sitting will take place from August 6-8,2020, in the County’s political capital, Sanniquellie.

The County Council Sitting is the highest decision making body in the county where all eleven lawmakers, including nine representatives and two senators, are involved.

The last time Nimba convened a sitting was in 2018, but the process was prematurely adjourned by the presiding, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, who also the Co-chair of the Nimba Legislative Caucus, following what was by then termed as an ambiguous report from the former superintendent and now senatorial aspirant, David Dorr Cooper on grounds that the reports lacked ‘specifics.’

Adding to the controversy most recently, the Concern Nimbaians, a nonpolitical advocacy group threatened to obstruct the sitting which was earlier postponed, until a forensic audit is launched into the controversial straps issues in the county.

But the Supt. Korquoi said all is now set for the first Council Sitting under his administration. August 6, 2020, has been set as the arrival date for the delegates, while the process kicks off on August 7, and ends on August 8, 2020.

Supt. Korquoi said the election of the Project Management Committee (PMC) officials, auditing of past and present county administration among others, will be key on the agenda. He also disclosed that resources have been galvanized for hosting of the sitting.

However, it is not clear whether the issues arising from the county including the reports about its scraps have been addressed.