Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson-Mappay has described her recent trip to the US as rewarding. According to Superintendent Mappay, while in the US attending a conference on Freedom of Information, she held discussions with a group of Bong County citizens regarding the development of the county.
She informed US-based Bongese that the county was only offering scholarships to university students, stressing the importance of extending similar opportunity to those in grade schools.
The Bong County Chief Executive added that the US-based Bongese were contemplating on assisting their county, further disclosing that she has been extended an invitation to return to the US on July 12 with the approval of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Mappay, who was invited by the Carter Center to participate in a freedom of information conference, expressing the belief that the knowledge gathered would immensely help her in the implementation of the FOI.
She added that as part of the process, the county website is being built for major information about development to be posted to allow citizens in the Diaspora access the county’s activities.
The Bong County Superintendent has recommitted herself to full adherence of the FOI, noting that while it is true that the government was charged with the responsibility of providing information to citizens, those seeking information must be aware that they can be sued if they misuse the information to the detriment of the public.
The Bong County Superintendent said the trip afforded her the opportunity to learn a lot about how other countries were executing their freedom of Information Laws, commending the Carter Center for the invitation, which also enabled her to visit several historic sites in the US.