A brief tour of Robertsport in Grand Cape Mount and Buchanan, Grand Bassa Counties by Africa Environmental Watch (AEW) Inc, has observed an alarming rate of erosion destruction still devastating properties and eating up the city of Buchanan.
The assessment of the environment also took into consideration, abandoned natural reserves such as historical lakes and other natural sites, including rapid sand mining from Monrovia beaches, now becoming environmental hazards to society.
These and other concerns, according to Mr. Morris Koffa, Executive Director of AEW and Madam Ruvelle Jones, Deputy Executive Director, must be of concern to bring about the amending of the damages being and already caused the nation’s environment.
The assessment comes in the wake of a two day regional conference on sustainable environmental education and action-plan for Africa and the Mano River Union Basin (MRU) being held in Liberia.
The conference, which runs from December 21-22, is expected to generate an environmental frame-work and policy action for regional sustainability.
Among some of the major concerns are water resources, quality and quantity of the MRU’s direct or indirect tributaries of river bodies in the basin from Guinea, Cote d’ Ivoire and Sierra Leone.
Other concerns include climate change and global warning, the vulnerability arising and how to mitigate and adopt solution. The AEW’s Conference, which brings together international environmental specialists, takes place at the University of Liberia.
According to Ruvelle Jones, the trips are intended to remind decision makers, corporate bodies and civil society organizations and government of their roles in that direction.
She confirmed that AEW’s four years of active role played in Liberia and on the international scene to contribute its quota, have resolved to implement education, community awareness, and capacity building to target environment issues in the country.