People with visual impairments in River Cess are saying the lack of any support from the government is forcing them to go begging for handouts, even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.
After going without a confirmed COVID-19 case for months, River Cess has registered its first case. A now-deceased 21-year-old woman tested positive of the Coronavirus.
Citizens in River Cess have called for changes in the countryâ€™s electoral laws in order to improve future elections. The citizens made the recommendations recently during two separate community media forums organized by the Liberia Media for Democratic Initiative.
River Cessâ€™ county information officer Isaac Williams has confirmed that the county council sitting which was earlier scheduled for Saturday October 27 has been indefinitely postponed.
The headquarters of the River Cess Detachment of the Liberia National Police is now under rehabilitation after media reports that the building was inhabitable. The condition of the building was so bad that officers assigned to the headquarters often spent their time outside.
Reports are coming in that fewer people are turning up at the voter registration centers in River Cess, with some voter registration staff often spending more than four hours without registering a single voter.
The National Elections Commission has increased the number of voting centers in River Cess County to 55.
Amid recent reports by the River Cess superintendent that the county is experiencing high numbers of unsolved murder cases â€“ 50 murders in 2016 â€“ police officers in the county face significant hurdles in doing their jobs.