Several local government officials in Maryland County’s second district, Pleebo, have been sworn in office. The ceremony held in Pleebo City Hall recently was graced by cross section of citizens of the district and the county at large.
Those inducted include, Willington Kyne, Pleebo City Mayor, Aloysius Williams, District Commissioner, and Williams Johnson, Relieving Commissioner, respectively. Others are Emmanuel Guire, District Development Superintendent and Johnson Badio, District Commissioner.
The officials are expected to steer the affairs of the district in line with government’s Pro-poor agenda that seeks the interest of every Liberian.County Superintendent George A. Prowd, challenges the local officials to work assiduously in making citizens of the district feel impact of the Weah-led administration in their lives.
Prowd also calls on the citizens to work in collaboration with the officials inducted in making sure dreams and aspirations of the county are achieved. In response, Mayor Wellington Kyan vows to work with the citizens in making Pleebo economically viable.
He promises to being everyone to the table for developmental purposes, stressing that he along cannot develop Pleebo City except with a collective effort. He encourages the outgoing district leadership to always provide its expertise, reminding it is on the old mat the new mat is plaited.
In another development, the Maryland County chapter of the Liberia National Red Cross Society is presently staging a massive cleaning up campaign in major government facilities as part of its annual work plan for the month of May.
LNRCS field officer Joseph Nyema says the exercise is held May each year to commemorate the birth of the founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant.The Red Cross idea was born in 1859, when Henry Dunant, a young Swiss man, went on the scene of a bloody battle in Solferino, Italy, between the armies of imperial Austria and the Franco-Sardinian alliance. Some 40,000 men lay dead or dying on the battlefield and the wounded had to access to medical attention.
The Red Cross society exists in nearly every country in the world. Currently, 190 National Societies are recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and admitted as full members of the Federation.
Each society works in its home country in accordance with the principles of international humanitarian law and the statutes of the international Movement.
Depending on their specific circumstances and capacities, National Societies can take on additional humanitarian tasks that are not directly defined by international humanitarian law or the mandates of the international Movement. In many countries, they are tightly linked to the respective national health care system by providing emergency medical services.
Field Officer Joseph Nyema names a local Mary-Go-Round, the J.J. Dossen Hospital compound, airport and other public places in the county as areas ear- marked for the cleanup exercise.
He calls on every Marylander to join the effort to give major public facilities in the county facelift, emphasizing that cleanliness is next to Godliness. A student of the William V.S. Tubman University in Harper City, Maryland County Thomas Berry, says he feels proud volunteering for his community and calls on his colleagues to join the process, reminding that volunteerism paves the way for employment and recommendation for future place of work.
By George K. Momo/ Maryland-Editing by Jonathan Browne