LIBERIA: Sea Erosion Displaces 4,000 In West Point

(LINA) -The Commissioner of  West Point Township, Sampson J. Nyan, has confirmed that more than 4,000 residents of the township have been displaced as a result of sea erosion occasioned by the heavy downpour of rain during the week.

Commissioner Nyan stated that more than 80 houses were destroyed by the sea and that the victims have sought refuge in the homes of friends and relatives which, he noted is worrisome for the leadership of West Point Township as the rainy season has just started.

Commissioner Nyan made the confirmation Sunday in West Point in an interview with the Liberia News Agency in the Township of West Point.

He indicated that the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) are working along with the West Point Township leadership to ensure that housing facilities are provided for the victims.

Nyan explained that the Township’s leadership will also ensure that houses will not be rebuilt in the places where the sea erosion destroyed them.

Commissioner Nyan pointed out that West Point has been prone to sea erosion over the years, and appealed to the central government and international partners to institute measures to prevent sea erosion from destroying the township.

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