As the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf draws to an end, every county administration is working to account for projects undertaken during her administration.One such county official is Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy who was re-appointed by the President immediately upon returning to her job after unsuccessfully contesting for electoral district #6 against Maima Briggs Mensah, an independent candidate in the October 10 elections.The projects in pictures cover the period 2012 to 2017 with funding from the County Development Fund (CDF) and the County Social Development Fund (CSDF).President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last June 21, arrived in Bong County on the final leg of her nationwide farewell tour, which took her to Belefania, Palala, Zota, Mano-Wainsue, Ganmue, and Bellemue, among others.During Superintendent Mappy’s administration, several development projects were completed and were turned over to the people of Bong County by President Sirleaf during her final tour.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Bring on the audit Re “Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in Valley” (May 9): As someone who has worked in the nonprofit realm for a number of years, I am shocked that the Children’s Museum has taken 70 percent of its funding from public funds. Board members and designated fundraising personnel of any private nonprofit have the fiduciary responsibility to raise a substantial fraction of project funds from private donors. How many community projects or programs will be underfunded or cut altogether for years to come? Why is the public bearing their burden? Why would any board member or fundraiser blatantly point fingers at officials who are in fact attempting to assist their project? This taxpayer says “Bring on the audit!” – Kristin C. Sabo There has been no mention of the time that elapsed between the first 911 report and the time that Fire Department assets were over that fire. The dispatch system appears to be taking too much time. This is a matter of concern. In the recent past, three houses have burned to the ground because the fire equipment was late getting there. One of them was right behind the firehouse! – Timothy Vickers Topanga Lake View Terrace Promises Re “Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in Valley” (May 9): I recall that one of the three things that Richard Alarcón said he would do if elected was to see the Children’s Museum completed. And what is one of his first acts in this capacity? He cuts the $1 million from the methane-gas sales fund. When other means are found to complete the museum, more than likely through private funds, as it was originally designed to be, Alarcón will take the credit and say, … “See? I kept one of my three promises.” I can’t wait to see how he handles his two other promises, the development of the Price-Fister property, as I understand the environmental impact study started before Alarcón, and another fire station for Sylmar, already in the works, provided by a housing developer. Mark my words, he’ll find a way to take credit for all of the above. – Gary E. Taylor Sylmar Alarcón responds Re “Save the museum” (Our Opinions, May 10): I find it odd that the Daily News, which champions fiscal responsibility, is questioning my efforts to hold the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles financially accountable. Since I began my term, I have met with the CLA’s office, museum officials and the state to ensure that the museum is a success. Just last week, I helped facilitate the release of $2.38 million to cover what I understood to be construction cost shortfalls. However, I have concerns about discrepancies in the museum’s financial reports. I will hold them fiscally responsible, as I would any other organization. That is why I called for an audit. It’s important that we ensure not only that the museum is constructed, but that it is financially sustainable for decades to come. – Richard Alarcón Los Angeles city councilman Sounds familiar Re “More DWP contract bungling” (May 9): The bosses at the L.A. Department of Water and Power have been shown over and over to be major feeders at the trough of inside deal-making. Yet none of them is elected. How can it be that unelected people are purchased by special interest groups while elected people are purchased by legal and visible contributions by the same special interest groups? I ask the question, why should the public be taxed (read: campaign finance reform) to pay for electioneering when special interest groups own even those who have no electioneering expenses? Let the back-door criminals continue to belly-crawl for their own election money, then fire them when they run for re-election. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Salvation Army continues to have hampers that can be sponsored, stating, families are quickly sponsored but individuals are often left out at Christmas; we will ensure that every individual person also has a wonderful Christmas. The Salvation Army is also seeking help to fill Children’s Hampers and make sure every child is able to experience the holiday spirit. Each child is given gifts that range in the price of $65-$80 which the parents are given wrapping paper to wrap the gifts and offer to their children for a real Christmas experience.Advertisement The Christmas Hamper Campaign is open to anyone in the community to apply, yet unlike the Food Bank, there is an income matrix used to assess and prioritize the need. The Salvation Army assesses household income vs expenses to determine the value of the hamper. – Advertisement -The Salvation Army is starting to collect donations for their Christmas Hampers and with the need increasing, more hampers are needing to be filled. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Christmas Hamper registration is open until this Friday at the Salvation Army. Late applicants may still be issued a hamper, but it is not guaranteed. There is a very real need for specific toys and items for kids aged 8 – 17 years such as; Lego, drones, remote-controlled cars, barbies, gift cards to Walmart (or other stores that sell youth clothing/toys), etc. Donations can be dropped off at our Community & Family Services office, 10116 100 Ave. or to Christmas Central located in the Totem Mall. To sign up for a Christmas Hamper from the Salvation Army you need to get to the Food Bank before Friday, November, 29th, 2019 to sign up. To help call; 250-261-1933