With only about two months left in the dry season, River Cess citizens are calling on their leaders to rehabilitate a 17-mile stretch of road leading from Palm Bush Junction to Cestos, the county capital.
The management of MC2 Branch of Afriland First Bank in Cestos City, River Cess, is considering significant cuts in its staff after it became known that the bank has lost the savings accounts of public school teachers in the county.
After a protest by River Cess teachers who had not received salaries shut down public schools in River Cess, education officials in the county are now requiring all teachers to register to receive their salaries through mobile money.
Officers at the Yarpah Town Police depot in River Cess have charged a 43-year-old man with aggravated assault for hacking his friend. Moses Garway allegedly committed the crime when a fist fight ensued between him and the victim, David Joe, over ownership of an oil palm tree.
Public school students in River Cess returned to school for the first time since the new year on Monday, after teachers reached an agreement with education authorities.
Since the end of the Christmas and New Year break, public schools in River Cess have not reopened, as some teachers in the county are demanding the payment of five-month salary arrears they say the government owes them.
A group of women from Maryland, Sinoe, Grand Kru, and River Cess have announced their resolve to establish a sub-regional advocacy platform for women’s rights to customary land. They note that there is growing marginalization of women’s rights to land by local leaders despite the passage of the Land Rights Act.
Churchemah Wesseh and other fisherwomen of Wesseh Town have seen their livelihood threatened since miners began arriving here on the Cestos River with huge dredges five years ago. This fisherwomen’s town is gradually being drowned into poverty. The same struggle ripples across other towns on the banks of the river in the Central River Cess district.