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Commercial Activities Stalled At Liberia/Guinea Borders

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Cross-border commercial activities in Yealla, Zorzor District in Lofa County have, for nearly a month now, been stalled. As a result, vehicular and human movements are not possible, while security operations have become dysfunctional on both sides of the two Countries.

At the same time, following the demolition of the old wooden bridge, the authority in Guinea is reported to have rejected the construction of the Billy Bridge over the Muluyer River linking the two countries for nearly a month.

According to our Lofa County correspondent, an agreement was reached in Macenta, Guinea in January, this year, for the construction of the billy Bridge between the two MRU countries over Muluyer River in order to boost trade and other cross-border activities on both sides.

A detour Wooden Bridge project has also been stopped by the Guineans, resulting to so much frustration on the for the Liberian security network at the Yeala border in Zorzor.

Yealla Port of entry Inspector Samuel T. Yattor, in an interview with our correspondent, expressed frustration that the entry is no longer generating income for government. According to Yattor, that port of entry generates on a monthly basis, the amount of US$15,000.00.

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