Bong County Civil Society Council has launched an appeal to the Liberian government to speedily investigate the road accident that led to the death of four persons in Kokoyah Statutory District.
According to The civil society council, it has in recent time been following up on the November 5, 2018 road incident in Saye-weh Town that led to the death of the four citizens and the subsequent reported vandalizing and looting of MNG Gold’s facility by some residents of the area.
Speaking at a Press Conference on Wednesday November 21, 2018 in Gbarnga, the Chairperson of the Council Marline Jarwoe said a fact-finding team from the Bong County Civil Society Council’s leadership concluded a visit to Kokoyah district, and had meetings with the local leadership of Boinsen , MNG Gold’s management, members of the bereaved families as well as ordinary citizens adding that these meetings were meant to enable the CSO have first-hand information and understanding of the situation in the area.
Madam Jarwoe told Journalists that is necessary that the Liberian government timely investigate the situation and communicate the findings to the public instead of people relying on information that might not be relevant.
The Bong County Civil Society Council has stressed the need for the Leadership of the County including the Bong Legislative Caucus to exert every effort to improve the relationship between local people and concession companies in the spirit of solidifying peace and stability in a timely fashion.
The CSOs also want the police through it forensic department to conduct an investigation on the body of Othello Saye to establish the cause death, as there are conflicting accounts surrounding his death.
Othello is said to have died during the event in Kokoyah but the exact cause of his death has not been established as some residents have said he cut himself with a cutlass during the situation which resulted to over-bleeding,
while some are alleging that he might have been killed by unknown individuals during the reported looting process.
Meanwhile, the Bong County Civil Society Council has pledged its commitment to working with the private and public sectors to enhance democratic governance in Bong County and Liberia at large.