Cross Border Traders Arrested, Despite Closure Of Liberia/Sierra Leone Borders

Flash Back: Women using canoes to cross a river to go about their normal businesses

Security authorities assigned at the Liberia/Sierra Leone have reportedly arrested several market women from Liberia who were clandestinely finding their way via canoe to Sierra Leone to purchase fish and other commodities.

According to report aired on local radio station in Monrovia through its Grand Cape Mount County Correspondent, said the women are currently being questioned by security authorities in the county for violating the orders given to ban cross border trade between Liberia and Sierra Leone by both governments as a means of preventing the spread of the COVID-19.

Both countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone are battling with the deadly Coronavirus which has taken hundreds of lives, and globally taken millions of lives. This latest development to bring to those violators has been welcomed by Liberians who spoke to the GNN following the report of the arrest of some border traders.

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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.