Liberia’s Staple Food, Which Turns Political Commodity Once Again Scares

The country staple food, rice has once again gone off the market with several Liberians wondering as to what went wrong again that causes the reported disappearing of the nation’s staple food.

According to GNN reporter who toured Monrovia and its environs said the commodity cannot be seen in stores and shops, even the importers of the commodity warehouses were reportedly emptied with no visibility of the commodity.

Rice has now been considered as a political commodity with a complete story of its disappearing on the Liberian market, like in the case of the April 14, 1979 when on this fateful day, April 14, 1979, dozens of Liberians mainly young people staged what was earlier considered as a peaceful march on the Executive Mansion.

The protest march swelled dramatically when the protesters were joined en route by more than 10,000 “back street boys,” causing the march to quickly degenerate into a disorderly mob of riot and destruction in the name of increased of the price of rice.

Some Liberians who spoke to our reporters during the tour called on the Liberian leader, President George Weah who is currently in the United States to return home and move in quickly to handle the reported rich shortage in Liberia.

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