As Report Of ‘Plastic Rice’ Surfaces On Liberian Market, MoCI Quarantine UCI

Flash back: Rice being load at one of the warehouses of importer

Following widespread report on social media that some rice importers were reportedly link to the importation of ‘Plastic Rice’, the Ministry in an impromptus press briefing today announced the quarantined the warehouse of the United Commodities Incorporated (UCI),  an international soft commodities trading Company operating in Liberia.

The Commerce Minister Prof. Wilson Tarpeh speaking on the issue. said the quarantining of the UCI warehouses is aimed at fining out as to who is linked to the importation of ‘Plastic Rice’ on the Liberian market, and further noted that investigation is currently being carryout to ascertain the actual facts surrounding this issues.

Over the past weeks, social media mainly the Face Book have been overwhelmed on report that rice importers of this commodities  were alleged of bringing into the country of ‘Plastic Rice’ to be sold on the Liberian market, while are the same time calling on the Liberian Government to speedily launch an investigation into this matter.

Detail will follow in our subsequent report

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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.