Local government officials in River Cess find themselves at the center of a brewing scandal. The officials are implicated in the double sales of scrap metals removed from the old Timbo River Bridge in the county.
Reports of rampaging forest buffalos are emanating from Weagar Town, River Cess, where the animals have destroyed numerous farms in the town and are causing farmers and surrounding villagers to abandon their farms and homes.
Despite the completion of reconstruction work on the Timbo River Bridge between River Cess and Grand Bassa, the road to the southeast remains nearly impassible due to its poor condition.
Six gunmen stormed the Yarpah Town Police Station on Saturday morning and took away a motorcycle and a cell phone worth US$300, according to police.
Marie Zoegoe, superintendent of the River Cess’ chapter of the Liberia Marketing Association, has been suspended for 30 days alongside her deputy Luke Blodyu, who runs the Yarpah Town Market.
A group of marketers in Yarpah Town are calling for an audit of the head of the River Cess’ branch of the Liberia Marketing Association after they say the association’s president has not properly accounted for funds collected from marketers and donations made to the association by politicians.
Residents of Jerry King Village in Jueh Yarnee District, where a US$62,000 clinic is currently under construction, are raising alarm at what they say is substandard materials being used by the construction company.
Commuters traveling to and from the southeast of Liberia can now walk across the Timbo River Bridge, after Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyepan instructed Jupiter Construction Company to now allow passage to pedestrians.