Senate Raises Red Flag


MONROVIA-The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has cited authorities of Lands, Mines and Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Health and Social Welfare to appear before the Senate standing committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment.

They will appear to address concerns about chemicals allegedly used by Bea Mountain Mining Company (BMMC) has resulted to the pollution of the Mafa River in Grand Cape Mount County, leaving several species dead, including a dog that ate some of the species.

Based on the Plenary’s mandate, the Chairman of the committee Senator Simeon B. Taylor has cited the relevant institutions to a hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to institute measures to tackle said emerging environmental crisis.

The decision by the Senate to cite the relevant institutions was based on a disclosure made by Cllr. Varney G. Sherman during the Senate’s deliberation Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Senator Sherman in his presentation called on the Senate to immediately launch an investigation into the alleged environmental crisis in his County so as to remedy the situation as it borders on the lives of the citizenry in that part of the Country.

According to a report from the county, up to 12 Communities in Grand Cape Mount County are now living in fair, due to while spread of chemicals into their River.

According to the Town Chief, this is not the first time to experience water pollution by the Bea Mountain Mining Company.

According to Mr. Mustapha Parbai, it happened in 2016 when they asked the company for relocation of the Community which the Company did not do.

As it is now, the company has not said anything tangible about the water pollution instead they have continued to collect the water for examination since Saturday, and they have also provided 30 sacks of bottled water to Jenkandor Community which happens to be the most affected Community.


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