Bong County Service Center says it has generated, through the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), five hundred fifty-three thousand, eight hundred forty-seven Liberian Dollars and forty cents ($553,847.40 LD) plus two thousand, nine hundred, and sixty eight United States Dollars and eighty cents ($2,968.80 USD) for the month of September 2018.
Speaking in an interview with the INSIGHT on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Bong County Service Center Coordinator, Mr. Jefferson Gbaryan, said during the Month of September, they offered Services to one hundred and ninety- one End Users in the county.
He said of the one hundred and ninety-one end users, one hundred and nine were males, sixty-seven females and fifteen Couples.
According to the Bong County Service Center Coordinator, of the $553,847.40 LD Liberian Dollars, the Ministry of Transport was able to generate (L$364,057.60).
It was followed by the Ministry of Commence with (L$116,100) and the Ministry Internal Affairs with L$45,605.
He said despite the many internal challenges that the Center faces, it delivered services to the people of Bong County.
He said during the Month of September 2018, the Service Center, through LRA, issued total Flag receipts of one hundred and fourteen for services which were performed.
“The Bong County Service Center in the Month of September 2018, could not carry out its regular radio program due to the failure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs/ partner to pay the station for public awareness in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Super Bongese Radio FM for the usage of the county service Center at the level of various districts in Bong.
According to Mr. Gbaryan, due to the serious administrative challenges, the Bong County Service Center could not issue ECOWAS Biometric Identification Cards, Adult Birth Certificates, Western Marriage Certificates, Printing of Drivers Licenses, Alternative Medicine, Divorce Certificates and Business Certificates.
Meanwhile, the Bong County Service Center Coordinator underscored that a Utility Vehicle be provided by GoL to enhance the work of the Center.
He reiterated the need for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to decentralize the printing of certificates at the County Service Center for end users.
He, at the same time, recommended the increment of salaries and benefits for employees and other officials of the Center as a means of motivating them by government.
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