Built in remote places with no presence of county authorities and law enforcement officers and plagued by crimes, including prostitution, and illegal drug smuggling, many artisanal mines in River Cess run quasi governments to maintain law and order.
The first person to be suspected of COVID-19 in River Cess has died hours after he was taken to the St. Francis Hospital for observation.Â
After Pres. George Weah declared a state of emergency, many counties have struggled to interpret the measures instituted due to a lack of clarity from the Executive Branch.
The magistrate of the Cestos City Magisterial Court in River Cess says operations at the court are being seriously impaired due to the lack of a court clerk, bailiff, and vital stationery supplies.
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.