Scores of aggrieved residents of Weala as early as 5am Tuesday besieged the main entrance to the building that houses the offices of of Margibi County authorities.
The aggrieved group`s action forced the county authorities to abandon their offices, a situation that paralyzed normal working activities. The action also caused the recently opened County Service Center to not operate due to the lack of electricity, thus causing government to not generate revenues.
The aggrieved residents are demanding benefits allegedly owed them by the management of CICO-Liberia as the result of huge sound vibration that damaged their houses during rock blasting process.
Speaking to this paper at the County Administrative Building, the spokesperson of the group, Alonzo J. Turkle said their action is meant to draw the attention of the county authorities.
According to him, they have had series of meetings with county authorities, the CICO management and the central government regarding their crack houses but there has been no solution.
Alonzo said the group will not leave the area until their plight is adequately addressed by authorities of the county. He stated that currently about seven houses have broken down due to the cracks on the walls as a result of the blast. “About 1,329 persons are affected by the blast.”
Meanwhile, the Superintendent of the County, John Z. Buway said his office is making frantic efforts to ensuring that the situation is resolved. Superintendent Buway stated that he had already informed the Margibi County Legislative Caucus about the current situation but they are awaiting the Ministries of Public Works and Lands Mines and Energy.
By: Moses M. Tokpah