Chief Karwor Warned All Zoes And Chiefs Not To Open Society Bush In Liberia
The National Council of Chiefs and Elders in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs has concluded today November 28, 2018 a consultative session at the Gbarnga Administration building in Bong County.
The one-day Consultative session has already witnessed the launch of an inventory on traditional Leaders and groves in Liberia.
The consultative session was held under the theme: “Ensuring compliance to end all form of violence against women and girls in Liberia.”
Officially, launching the inventory, the head of the Traditional Council and Elders in Liberia, Chief Zanzan Karwor warned all Zoes and chiefs across the Country not to open Society Bush in their various counties.
According to Chief Karwor the inventory is intended to cross-examine the continued opening of groves in the country.
In March of this year, over 150 traditional leaders, paramount Chief and traditional zoes gathered in Gbarnga Bong County under the supervision of chief Zanzan karwor, National Chairman of the National Council of chiefs and elders of Liberia and developed a 20-count recommendation aimed at addressing negative cultural practices specifically those affecting women and girls and preserving positive.
Chief Karwor said any chief or Zoe who will violate the regulation under his witch as traditional head, will be dealt with according to the rules of tradition.
The Liberian traditional chief said he has observed that some unscrupulous individuals in the various counties are in the constant hobby of opening Society Bushes all over in the country.
The inventory is expected to be conducted in three of Liberia fifteen counties, including Grand Bassa, Lofa and Gbarpolou.
In remarked on behalf of the traditional leaders of Bong County, the Darpannah of the Republic of Liberia, Chief Moses G. Suakollie extended commendation to the government of President George Manneh Weah through the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the initiative.
Chief Suakollie vowed that as the father of the land he will continue to promote peace through traditional practices and keeping the tradition of the Country alive.
“We as people of this great land needs to prioritize our tradition in order to get our children aware of where we come from, holding and protecting our culture especially Poro and Sande,” the chief said.