LIBERIA: As Heavy Rainstorm Destroyed Homes Across Monrovia, Gov’t Says Its Intervention Is Underway

Flash Back: Storm devastate resident of Monrovia – Photo FPA

The Government of Liberia through the Disaster Management Agency empathizes with Liberians who were hugely affected by the overnight storm that has caused devastation in several neighborhoods across Monrovia and surrounding counties.

The government is assessing the nature of the damage in order to make interventions in designated areas where it is deemed that the destruction were heaviest and it affected the already vulnerable population.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the natural disaster, building material stories have been placed in the essential business category, and will be allowed to open from 8AM to 2PM everyday except Sundays, for the next two weeks.

This is necessary to allow affected residents to buy needed supplies in order to take care of repair works. However, anyone caught hoarding during this period will face the full weight of the law. A statement signed by the Minister of Information, Eugene Lenn Nagbe noted.

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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.