http://www.reed.senate.gov or click here: Senator Jack Reed Still another example: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse US Senator for Rhode Island. Click here: Sheldon Whitehouse. Nimba County Senators, Representatives, City Mayors, and Superintendents can do the same. They can have websites to share with their people what they are doing for their people. The Apple Computer you see at the top of this page is the computer we use to design your website. It is the most up the line computer that Apple has built thus far. It is OS X version 10.8.4, Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. Memory is 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 27 inch. Our hard drive storage space is also enormous. 2TB.
A Proposal on the
For Nimba County, Liberia
West Africa AN ADDENDUM
A Proposal on the Political Table
For Nimba County, Liberia
It is very Important that
All Nimba County Government Officials have individual Websites:
Benefits to the Politician:
This offers an opportunity for the political leader to showcase his or her achievements while in office. All the developmental activities they have proposed to the Senate, or the House of Representatives or all that the politician did while serving as County Superintendent can be posted on the site for the constituents to read and see what that government official has done or is doing while in office.
If the government official is just coming into office, this will be the place to tell the community what he or she intends to do while in office. All their promises and performances will be documented on their sites.
The site will be the place where government officials who are running for re-election or election can put their platforms for all to see. This is the site that the politician will use for all his or her announcements to his or her constituency. This is the place where the qualifications of the government officials will be clearly spelled out for all to see.
The site will generate more support for any progressive politician that is doing his or her best for the people.
The site will provide important information including the address of the politician, the telephone numbers to be contacted, the exact districts or constituencies that are being served. The site will provide information on what kind of help this politician wants from his or her people in order to get better services.
This is the site that announcements of new projects just started or projects just completed will be posted for all to see and support. Financial reports and money needed to support projects will be on the site as well.
Benefits to the Public
With this arrangement where each of the government officials has his or her own individual websites, the citizens will be able to go to those sites and study carefully what their elected or appointed political leaders are doing for their people. This is the beginning of Transparency and overt operations where everyone will see, read, and know what is truly happening in their regions—An opened-book administration.
With sites that are informative and clear about what the government official is doing, the citizens will be able to determine whether to support, or not to support the particular politician. This is what I call an open-book administration. The sources of the government official’s own records. The public will not have to be asking, who is this person, what are his or her qualifications, and what has this person done for us? All the answers will be right there on the site.
The public will have the opportunity to suggest their ideas and exchange of information for development and for the good of the county. The citizens will have an opportunity to dialogue with the government official about what is good for the town, village, district and the county as a whole.
From the site, citizens of the region will be able to get the phone numbers, addresses, and contact information about their political leader, and make suggestions for improvement. Here, they are not left in the darkness about the performance or the identity of their leader.
This is where the line is drawn in the sand between the men and the boys and between the women and the
girls in politics.
By having a website where
a politician can showcase his or her
accomplishments and be opened to
his or her constituents--this shows
political maturity. This is where you
separate the well seasoned politicians from the tenderfoot politicians, or the
"want to be politicians." There is where achievements or accomplishments are measured. There is where transparency is determined. There is where issues are clarified and positions are defined. The website becomes a billboard for the politician's announcements. The website becomes the place for proclamation, notification, reporting, publishing, and broadcasting vital information to the community. The website becomes the Politician's Bulletin board for messages to his or her people.
In the 21st century, it is inconceiveable for a Senator, or a Representative or even a Superintendent of a county to go without a website. To be without a website is to be backward and behind time and behind the present reality and civilization.
A responsible, well-meaning and innovative public servant should never
go without a website.
⬅ Please go to the Addendum
Notes: I want to emphasize here that I do not care who builds the website for each government official. What is important is that each government official gets a website where his or her constituents can visit occasionally for information. Just in case some of the officials do not know who to turn to for building their website, they can turn to me as an option. My business, like all other website building business, is not free of charge. There is a small fee for building your site. But as a Nimba man, my costs are very reasonable.
Nya Kwiawon Taryor