File In By Eldred Wlemongar Thomas/
Report from Bomi county says the government of Liberia through the magisterial court in Tubmanburg, Bomi County has auctioned a huge quantity of dry meat arrested by the Joint Security at Klay Checkpoint.
According to a local journalist in that part of the Country, the dry meat was arrested onboard a vehicle at the weekend traveling from Lofa Bridge apparently destined for Monrovia to be sold.
The Regional Officer of the Forestry Development Authority in the county turned the dry meat over to the Tubmanburg, magisterial court after the owner could not be found.
Upon receiving the meat, the court then issued a statement for sale of the 21 bags of dry meat, leaving market women to a rush on the scene to purchase the commodity to the disbelieve of many persons.
Accordingly the meat was auctioned with six thousand Liberian dollars and this amount was then presented to the sub office of the Liberia Revenue Authority with a flag recipe issued.
The government of Liberia had placed a ban on the purchase and consumption of dry meat especially during the height of the Ebola outbreak.
The ban on purchase and consumption of dry meat was a restriction as local and international health partners had warned that animals such as monkeys were carriers of the deadly Ebola virus disease.
It remains unclear whether the government has lift the ban since Liberia was declared an Ebola free state by the WHO on two different occasions.
Meanwhile, the owner of the dry meat is said to be on the run as he fled the Klay checkpoint while Joint Security officers were carrying out interrogation.