Pres. George Weah has appointed 25 local government officials in River Cess, appointing a new superintendent after previously appointing Ruth Sawmadal to the position.
Youth groups protest against the appointment of Ruth Sawmadal as superintendent of River Cess.
Before the civil war, River Cess operated its own power plant to provide electricity to residents of Cestos and its surrounding areas, but the power plant was looted during the 14 years of civil crisis.
On Monday, the side of the Timbo River Bridge that was being used as alternative route for smaller vehicles fell into the river, making it impossible for even motorcycles to now cross.
For more than five years, River Cess has not been able to host the preliminary rounds of the County Sports Meet because there existed no playing pitch that met the Liberia Football Association’s standards.
For the last six fiscal years, River Cess has not been able to access its County Development Funds mainly due to a misunderstanding between the county’s legislative caucus and the county’s administration.