National Council of Chiefs and Elders And MIA Concludes a day long Consultative Session

By Emmanuel Mafelah |

Chief Zanzan Karwor

The National Council of Chiefs and Elders in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs has concluded a day long Consultative session at the Gbarnga Administration building in Bong County.

The one day Consultative session has already witnessed the lunch of an inventory on traditional Leaders and groves in Liberia.

The consultative session is been held under the theme: “Ensuring compliance to end all from of violence against women and girls in Liberia.”

Officially, launching the inventory the head of the Traditional Council and Elders in Liberia, Chief Zanzan Karwor warned all Zoes and chiefs across the Country not to open groves bush in their various counties.

According to Chief Karwor the inventory is intended to cross examine the continue opening of groves in the country.

In March of this year, over 150 traditional leaders, paramount Chief and traditional zoes gathered in Gbarnga Bong County under the supervision of chief Zanzan karwor, National Chairman of the National Council of chiefs and elders of Liberia and developed a 20-count recommendation aimed at addressing negative cultural practices specifically those affecting women and girls and preserving positive.

Chief Karwor said any chief or Zoe who will violate the regulation under his witch as traditional head, will be dealt with according to the rules of tradition.

The Liberian traditional chief said he has observed that some unscrupulous individuals in the various counties are in constant hobbit of opening groves all over in the country.

The inventory is expected to be conducted in three of Liberia fifteen counties, include Grand Bassa, Lofa and Gbarpolou.

Making a statement on behalf of the traditional leaders of Bong County, the Dahkpannah of the republic of Liberia Chief Moses G. Suakollie extended commendation to the government of President George Manneh Weah through the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the initiative.

Chief Suakollie further said as father of the land, providing and promoting peace remains paramount through traditional practices and keeping the tradition of the Country alive.

We as people of this great land needs to prioritize our tradition in order to get our children aware of where we comes from, holding and protecting our culture specially Polo and Sande.

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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.