Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappay, has warned partners helping the county in the Ebola fight not to use the situation to exploit her people.
Speaking during an official turning over ceremony of a 50-bedroom Ebola Treatment Center by Save the Children Liberia to the county health team and leadership recently in Suakoko, Bong County, Superintendent Mappay said, though the donor funding is important, that does not necessarily give any organization helping in the fight to exploit the situation at the expense of the county.
She said any organization desirous of assisting Bong County in the Ebola fight, should meet with the authorities of the county to have a clear understanding of their intent instead of someone taking a heavy list of expenditures from the county to donors that will not benefit the county. The superintendent, who said the county is very serious about this issue, said partners should not solicit funds from donors to come and make mockery of her people.
“Let me sound this out to our partners, please do not use our situation to exploit us. We know that the donor funding is hard. You get the money from Monrovia not coming for us to get clear understanding; you think you can just come here and return with a heavy listing of expenditure. We say no to that and we are not going to relent”, Superintendent Mappay stated.