Residents of the Borough of New Kru Town, Bushrod Island suburb of Monrovia have petitioned the House of Representatives to address the continuous threat posed to the borough by sea erosion.
Presenting the petition recently on behalf of the residents, borough chairman G. Baccus Karpeh said New Kru Town currently has a population of over 150,000 low income inhabitants that need attention.
Mr. Karpeh said the municipality faces constant threat due to massive sea erosion has existed for decades.
He said residents of the borough stand firm to resist any attempt to be removed, relocated or transferred as these are not options, vowing they will uphold their heritage as it continues to remain the symbol of advocacy and pavement for economic development and diversification.
The residents thru their petition, calling on lawmakers to ensure that nothing less than the urgent best is implored to save their heritage. Receiving the petition on behalf of the House of Representatives, Montserrado County electoral district 16 Lawmaker Edward S. Ford, said he was very happy for the orderly manner in which the residents during presentation of the petition.
Representative Ford said he could not overstate the concerns expressed by his people, because it is something they had felt in past time, and brought to the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate with funds allocated but this was not enough to address the situation.
He assured the residents that efforts were being exerted, adding it is not about the D. Tweh High School or the Redemption Hospital but the entire New Kru Town.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne