By Alex Yomah
The Executive Mansion has clarified speculations that President Manneh Weah made a promise to the people of Bong County during his presidential tour.
Making the clarity during the Executive Mansion’s regular Tuesday update, Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh responded that reports that holes were dug for the planting of poles for street lights and abandoned thereby attributing it to President Weah’s promise is an unproven allegation.
It was been and further amplified by radio stations in the country that during President Weah’s citizens engagement tour to Bong County, he directly promise to provide streetlights which among things triggered some of his follower to dig holes with an intent of planting the light poles but since then, the holes were left abandoned.
Kelgbeh who refuted the allegation Bong will get its share in the electrification project intended for all 15 counties but the President he did not instruct anyone to dig holes and abandon them as claimed or did he make any direct promise to light Bong County during his visit that led him to the Southeastern region.
“The first county we lighted was Sass Town and the first county where the President made a commitment to provide streetlight was in River Gee, Fish-town,” Kelgbeh clarified.
He however, indicated that Bong County will get its share of the street lights like the rest of the other counties that have not been lighted but “If anyone dug holes it is not upon the instructions of President Weah.”