Expired Fish ‘Dumpsite’ Disappears


-As Commerce Inspector John Kuwor Dangles

By Esau J. Farr

Report from Bong County says John Kuwor, a Commerce Inspector in the county has given conflicting accounts of the whereabouts of a discovered torn of expired fish.

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According our source, the expired fish in question was reported by a frozen food company to the Commerce Inspector in Bong County after a company discovered that the fish was expired and therefore unsafe for human consumption.

An ELBC Correspondent in Bong County told state Radio in Monrovia that after the presentation of the 50 cartons of the expired fish by the International Frozen Food Company Branch in Gbarnga, commerce authorities in Bong County took delivery of the frozen fish after which Inspector John Kuwor in Gbarnga told the public that the expired fish was disposed of at dump site.

Asked as to the exact dump site he reportedly disposed the expired fish, the Commerce Inspector is quoted as telling local journalists and the public that the expired fish was buried at a dump site, but could not clearly state exactly which one or where.

The situation has raised serious concerns over the trust and integrity of the commerce inspector in Bong County fearing that the expired fish might resurface on the market which may be very dangerous for the health of anyone coming across it for consumption purpose.

Pressure is said to be mounting on commerce authorities in the county to show the main burial site of the expired fish, but the Bong County Commerce Inspector remains adamant over the main site at which the expired fish cartons were buried.

“All I can tell you and the public is that I did not have to publicize about the burial of the expired fish; we used strong chemicals on the fish and buried it in an area that no one is able to dig out and eat because in the first place, it is not safe for eating at all,” Bong County Commerce Inspector, John Kuwor is quoted as telling local journalists in Gbarnga.

Mr. Kuwor is quoted as saying the City Mayor of Gbarnga, Viola Cooper was present at the disposal site an information the Gbarnga City has since denied.

“The information is not true; I was not present at the disposal site of the fish in question. I was away in Monrovia, but I received a call from Mr. Kuwor about a planned disposal of some 50 cartons of expired fish, I was never present,” the Gbarnga City Mayor is quoted by journalists in the area.

The issue of expired frozen meat and fish being sold on Liberian market has and continues to be a matter of serious concern; something health authorities in Liberia have attributed the growing wave of several diseases in the country. TNR

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