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Grand Gedeh, River Gee to resolve border dispute

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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaThe people of Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties have agreed for National Government to use the Global Positioning System (GPS) to resolve a long-running border dispute between the two counties.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, stakeholders of the two counties reached the decision recently at the end of a three-day boundary harmonization meeting held in the towns near the disputed boundary.

The delegates resolved that the use of the GPS in the disputed area would establish the main points between the two existing customary boundaries.

The release said the disputed area is located between Killepo, Kanweaken in River Gee County and Putu Pennokon in Grand Gedeh County.

The towns are on the main highway linking the capital cities of the two counties—Fish Town, River Gee County and Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.

The meeting was attended by the Superintendents, District Commissioners, members of the Legislative Caucuses, Elders, Traditional Leaders, Women and Youth Groups of the two southeastern counties.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs said the proceedings were held in a peaceful manner, and the delegates from the two counties recounted both the historical and traditional bonds that unite the people of Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties.

They advised their citizens against any form of violence while awaiting the survey and affirmed their commitment towards the peaceful resolution of the boundary dispute.

The boundary harmonization meeting was organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and facilitated by the Carter Center.

Meanwhile, the Ministry praised the leaderships of the two counties, including their Legislative Caucuses for the peaceful manner in which the meeting was conducted.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs also commended the Carter Center for the level of support to the government’s community level peace initiatives especially involving traditional leaders. 

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