Churchemah Wesseh and other fisherwomen of Wesseh Town have seen their livelihood threatened since miners began arriving here on the Cestos River with huge dredges five years ago. This fisherwomen’s town is gradually being drowned into poverty. The same struggle ripples across other towns on the banks of the river in the Central River Cess district.
The fourth leading exporter of iron ore in the World, Fortescue Metals Group Limited, has apparently denied entering into an agreement to invest in Liberia.
Senator Milton Teahjay of Sinoe has brought a complaint to the Senate about what he says is an unprecedented level of illegal mining activities currently taking place in many southeastern counties, including Sinoe, River Cess, and Grand Kru.
The Liberia Electricity Corporation has received a new heavy fuel oil handling and storage facility valued at US$11 million.
Amid acknowledgment by the Bea Mountain Mining Corporation that toxic waste created as a result of their activities have polluted nearby wetlands, a Bush Chicken investigation has established that residents of the town of Gekando, along the Mavor River in Grand Cape Mount, are suffering from skin rashes and a polluted water supply.
A man believed to be in his 20s was caught early Monday morning stuck between the window bars of the budget office at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy.