A maternal waiting home sponsored by the World Food Programme is nearing completion in Boegeezay Town, in the Doedein Health District.
A recent visit to Sand Beach, River Cess’s largest gold mining camp, has unveiled that the community has no safe drinking water facility in the area.
Sand Beach, previously known as Sand Bay, is a settlement established by illicit miners and is River Cess’s largest gold mining camp with more than 5,000 residents from different parts of Liberia.
Reports are coming in that fewer people are turning up at the voter registration centers in River Cess, with some voter registration staff often spending more than four hours without registering a single voter.
Amos Yarway, a resident of Charlie Town in River Cess, said his 19-year-old daughter had her first seizure 14 years ago.
Several elders and chiefs of Gbediah Town are warning Hilary Mento, a two-time prior contestant for the representative seat of River Cess’s first electoral district to stay out of the 2017 elections.
About 40 community health assistants have received training from the county health team in collaboration with Last Mile Health, an organization that works to improve healthcare in remote communities.
The National Elections Commission has increased the number of voting centers in River Cess County to 55.