Delegates at the recent County Sitting of Grand Gedeh have resolved to complete all on-going construction projects, while the project management team in each district, project management committee and office of the assistant superintendent will henceforth be held accountable for incomplete projects not justified.
Gbarpolu County Civil Society Organization (CSO) Chairman has welcomed the Malaysian multi-million dollar oil palm company’s investment plans for Gbarpolu County. Speaking Tuesday on a local radio in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Mr. Lincoln Johnson, said Gbarpolu County has large hectares of land owned by citizens who have failed to develop them, and Sime Darby is in need of land to extend its investment to other parts of Liberia.
A group of women in Lofa County has launched an ambitious project aimed at restoring the county’s breadbasket status in food and non-food crops productions through sustained agricultural activities. Under the banner, Lofa Women for Progress (LWP), the women group aims to support economic growth and poverty reduction through agriculture.
Gbarpolu County District #2 Representative, Cllr. A. Kanie Wesso, has called for the immediate investigation and prosecution of the men linked to the humiliating treatment of two women in Numopoh, Sinoe County on allegations of witchcraft.
Rep. Wesso, who also Co-Chairs the Judiciary and Labor Committees at the House of Representatives, described the video of the two women, stripped naked and being publicly whipped, which is widely circulated on social media as appalling. He noted that such humiliation of women must never be condoned in the Liberian society where women are still struggling to gain their rightful place.
He condemned the inhumane act in the strongest terms against those women who he said are mothers and their rights should be respected irrespective of any allegations levied against them. In a release issued in Monrovia at the weekend, Rep. Wesso is quoted as saying “Let it be known that any act of Sasiwood or Trial by Ordeal is illegal and will not be tolerated and the law must take its course on individuals involved with such.”
However, he called on all women of Liberia and around the world to condemn such uncivilized act as such places a dark cloud and public disgrace on womanhood and disregard for the rule of Law. “This act indicates a public disgrace to all women and it must not be taken lightly. Let the Government of Liberia act immediately.” He added.