Mob violence thrives in Liberia partly because of a weak justice system. Crowded prisons, poor police gathering of evidence, and corruption can often mean that criminals are released without bearing the consequences required by the law.
Silas Siakor, the long-time environmental activist and now a candidate for Bong’s fifth electoral district, has vowed a radical change in the way County Development Funds are disbursed if he is elected.
Representative George Mulbah, chairperson of Bong County Legislative Caucus, has reversed an earlier statement that the county had not received a dime from ArcelorMittal for its social development fund for more than two years.
Three suspected criminals have been killed in Bong as a result of mob violence in less than one month.