Mechen Barchue is one of the thousands of Liberian women who suffered shocking violence during the wars. According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, nearly 26,000 or 28 percent reported violations were against women and girls.
Citizens in River Cess have called for changes in the country’s electoral laws in order to improve future elections. The citizens made the recommendations recently during two separate community media forums organized by the Liberia Media for Democratic Initiative.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report recorded 30 massacres in River Cess, making it the county with the second highest number of mass killings during the wars. Only Lofa saw more. But people here in River Cess say there were many more massacres that the TRC did not cover.
ZOA, an international relief and recovery organization supporting vulnerable people affected by violent conflict and natural disasters in fragile states, has provided training for 12 agricultural technicians who will go on to train at least 6,600 farmers from 220 communities in River Cess.
On Monday February 18, 2019 Napoleon Davis of Jupiter Construction announced that the Ministry of Public Works had instructed his company to close the bridge to the public. The announcement comes even though a planned detour is not yet completed by the Ministry of Public Works.
The building hosting the 14th Judicial Circuit Court in River Cess has been renovated, after previously being in a dilapidated condition that made it uninhabitable.
For Elizabeth Byamue, 63, the horror of the day that destroyed her world has never gone away.
Jupiter construction, the company responsible for the replacement of the 43-year-old Timbo River Bridge, has resumed work after a five-month hiatus.