Protesting Youths And Health Officials In Western Liberia Clash Over Removal Of Generator

FLASH BACK: Police in Monrovia in August 2014 when the deadly Ebola virus was killing people, angry protestors attacked one of the facilities for the treatment of the disease.
FLASH BACK: Police in Monrovia in August 2014 when the deadly Ebola virus was killing people, angry protestors attacked one of the facilities for the treatment of the disease.

Dozens of youth groups in Grand Cape Mount County, western Liberia clashed with local officials of the Ministry of Health over the removal of a generator that was used at the decommissioned Ebola site in Sanjay

According to report, Sanjay youth in their hundreds stormed the decommissioned Ebola site to prevent local health officials who had gone there to remove the huge generator that has been providing electricity for the residents of the area.

As a result of this protest local commercial activities were completely paralyzed and prevented the smooth plying of vehicles from passing through Sanjay  which is on the highway of Monrovia and Bo Waterside Sierra Leone.

When the local team was contacted by our Correspondent, she confirmed the removal of the generator saying the instruction came from the head office in Monrovia ordering the local heath team to remove the generator.

After hours of protest by the youths, the generator was finally seized by the youths who place it under their control awaiting further instruction from the Ministry  of Health and Social Welfare.$

Grand Cape Mount is a county in the northwestern portion of the West African nation of Liberia, it is one of the 15 counties that comprise the first-level of administrative division in the nation.

It has five districts with Robertsport serving as its Capitol  with the area of the county measuring 5,162 square kilometres (1,993 sq mi).[1] As of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 129,055, making it the eighth most populous county in Liberia.

The county is bordered by Gbarpolu County to the northeast and Bomi County to the southeast, while it northern part borders the Sierra Leone, while to the west lies the Atlantic Ocean.

The name of the County comes from Cape du Mont, a Portuguese word meaning the Cape of the Mount. In 1461, Pedro de Sintra, a Portuguese explorer charting the West Coast of Africa, saw the prominent feature of the cape and chose its name.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.