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Gov’t destroys bush-meat

The County Attorney for River Gee, Mr. Wesseh A. Wesseh, says 66 legs representing over 16 bodies of bush-meat had been impounded from traders and destroyed, in line with government’s anti-Ebola mandate to avoid the eating of bush-meat.

Attorney Wesseh told The NewDawn on Monday evening, August 18 that additional six bodies that were arrested on Sunday, August 17 will also be destroyed today, August 19.

He said a female trader transporting a consignment of bush-meat from River Gee County to Nimba County was arrested on Saturday; and another lady was also arrested, while carrying a consignment to Maryland County.

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Both of them had the dried meat goods confiscated by securities and taken to the Fish Town Police Station in River Gee, where they burnt the meat in the presence of the County Superintendent, Police Commander and Civil Society, Attorney Wesseh said. He further told this paper that the value of the total meat burnt during the weekend is estimated at L$40,000.00.

He says the action was in line with the government’s mandate, urging citizens against bush-meat consumption here, due to advice that the deadly Ebola can be carried in animals such as monkeys and bats, among others.

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