A long-standing dispute over land that is the focus of mining and forestry interests erupted into violence early Friday morning, leaving two men shot and the village of Jay in Central C Administrative District burned.
The Incident Management System has ended an orientation and strategic meeting with the Incident Command Systems and political leadership of both River Cess and Grand Bassa.
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.
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.
Pres. George Weah has appointed 25 local government officials in River Cess, appointing a new superintendent after previously appointing Ruth Sawmadal to the position.