Bong County Superintendent Selena Porson-Mappy has called for calm in Kokoyah Statutory District following a recent protest by youth in the district against the AMLIB mining company. The youth accused the company of not providing basic social services for the people despite operating in the district for 12 years.
According to the Liberia News Agency, Superintendent Porson-Mappy made the appeal recently in Kokoyah when he addressed cross section of citizens, assuring them of government’s immediate intervention through the Bong County legislative caucus to look into their complaints against the company. The youth leader of the district Lloyd Nyawah said they were giving the management of AMLIB 30 days to leave or face the consequences.
However, two Paramount Chiefs of the district have assured Superintendent Porson-Mappy that they would do all within their powers to advise the youth to remain calm while the authorities address their concerns. Chiefs Arthur W. Dowah of Boinsen Chiefdom and Kiamue J. Dolo of Tukpablee Chiefdom respectively expressed concern about the way AMLIB was operating in the district.
In response, a representative of the company, Mr. Daniel Carter, who attended the meeting, promised that management will do everything necessary to improve relations between AMLIB and the people of Kokoyah Statutory District.