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Bong Rep. Decries Ranny Jackson’s ‘Child’s Play’

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Representative Tokpa J. Mulbah of Electoral District #1 in Bong County has sharply reacted to statements attributed to Bong County’s Senatorial Candidate Ranney Jackson that his lack of education was the reason he was unable to excel as Speaker of the House of Representative during the 52nd Legislature.

Mr.Ranney Jackson reportedly on a talk show on the Voice of Reconciliation in Palala, outside Gbarnga on Wednesday, December 10,rained personal attacks at Representative TokpaMulbah, noting that his educational ineptness has led to his failure to ascend to higher positions at the Legislature.

But the office of Representative Mulbah termed former Bong County Superintendent Jackson’s assertions as a ‘child’s play’. Representative Mulbah is a German trained Engineer and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the Stella Maris Polytechnic in Monrovia.

A staff in the office of the Lawmaker, Abel Dolokelen told our Bong County correspondent last weekend, that it was ‘politically immature’ for the senatorial candidate to be attacking personality, instead of unveiling his platform to the citizens. Mr. Dolokelen reminded Mr. Jackson that the former Deputy Speaker is an asset to Liberia, owing to what he is doing presently at the ECOWAS parliament, where he represents Liberia.

Though Mr. Jackson’s phone rang endlessly after several verification attempts by our correspondent, the Voice of Reconciliation community radio on which the former superintendent appeared confirmed his appearance and allegations when contacted last weekend.

Several citizens of Bong County have raised alarms on secret campaign activities by some candidates while the Supreme Court injunction was still on. Mr. Jackson, one of the top candidates in the Bong County Senatorial race, has contested for the seat in two elections (2005 and 2011) and failed, with ensuing election making it the third.

AEL Ends Ebola Awareness W/shop in Zota District, Bong County

The Association of Evangelicals of Liberia orAEL has ended a one-day Ebola awareness Forum in Bellefanai, Zota District in Bong County. The forum, which brought together Commissioners, Paramount Chiefs, as well as Town Chiefs, among others,focused on the harms and dangers caused by the Ebola virus in the country, as well as finding ways of combating the Virus.

The AEL is a non-governmental organization engaged in identifying with communities across Liberia, especially Farmers, but since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, it has joined other organizations in helping Liberia eradicate Ebola. AEL’s Food Security Officer Curtis Darveah, speaking to journalists recently, said his institution decided to translate their identification to actions by teaching Liberians the danger of the virus. Mr. Darveah expressed his institution’s commitment to the fight against the disease.

Bong Citizen Wants School, Water

The people of GlenyasiasueTown in Suakoko District, Bong County are seeking assistance from governmental and non-government organizations for School and safe drinking water. Speaking to Reporters on Wednesday, prominent citizens of the town said Glenyasiasue was faced with serious difficulties in the absence of School and safe drinking water.  Ebenezer Kerkulah noted that the only School in the area was the Gweatamue Public School, which is a distance from the community.

Ebenezer explained that as a result of these basic necessities, children of school-going ages prefer spending their time and energies on farm rather. He said the lack of School in the town has introduced unprecedented illiteracy, suggesting further that to curb the increase in illiteracy in the town, there was an urgent need to build a kindergarten school in Glenyasiasue.

He also expressed dissatisfaction about District Representative Edward Wormen Karfiah’s failure to identify with them since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.

Running Water for Bong Technical College

The founder of Team Work Africa in Liberia has assured his organization’s commitment to providing safe drinking water to the Bong County Technical College when completed. Pastor Peter Flomo said Team Work Africa being a religious-based organization and being cognizant of the fact that almost forty percent of the medical problems facing Africa can be solved by water, his organization will do all it can to provide safe drinking water to the college’s complex when completed.

Mr. Flomo also indicated that Team Work Africa has been engaged in identifying with Ebola victims and Communities across the Country since the outbreak of the virus, assuring that his organization will go beyond words in merging efforts with the Bong Citizens Initiative until the people of Bong County see the College at its completion. Team Work Africa made available fifty thousand Liberia Dollars during the recent fund-raising rally to complete the Bong County Technical College.

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