Following last week’s storm disaster in Monrovia and parts adjacent, the Government of Liberia has ordered all building material stores in the country to be placed in the Essential Business Category, and allowed to open to the public from 8A.M. to 2PM daily except Sundays.
The Government of Liberia through the Disaster Management Agency empathizes with Liberians who were hugely affected by the overnight storm that has caused devastation in several neighborhoods across Monrovia and surrounding counties.
The government says it is assessing the nature of the damage in order to make interventions in designated areas where it is deemed that the destruction were heaviest and affected the already vulnerable population.
According to Information Minister Eugene Nagbe, the decision by the government is necessary to allow affected residents to buy needed supplies in order to take care of repair works. However, the authorities warn that anyone caught hoarding building materials during this period will face full weight of the law.Press Release