Thousands of residents live at risk in Bong County as the Ministry of Commerce discovered and allegedly compromised huge quantity of expired chicken cartons at the National Frozen food Branch#4 in Gbarnga Bong County.
The impure chicken brought to light recently at the National frozen food Branch #4 adjacent Orange store on the Gbarnga Broad Street is in the tune of over fifty cartons.
Since the discovery of the damaged food, the National Frozen is still carrying on its normal transactions with customers from across the County.
According to the report, the Ministry of Commerce and some members of the Liberia National Police uncovered the polluted chicken, but Commerce Inspectors are yet to inform the public about the burning exercise of the rotten foodstuff.
The Monrovia Times has gathered since the discovery of the polluted food no measures have been put in place in order to curtail the marketing of the expired food to Liberians across the County.
“The Ministry of Commence agents in Bong County are not treating our citizens fairly, because when rotten food is unearthed, we expect the entity to inform the public about the expired food, but they go overnight to compromise the situation, residents alleged”.
Some citizens accused the Commerce Inspectors of his alleged involvement into dubious acts which according to them has polluted the business environment in the county.
The aggrieves citizens further alleged that inspector, Gondlee Manbia have over the time being receiving money illegally from permanent business people, evidenced by his failure to inspect the major business area in the county.
Several Bongese has described the selling of the expired food items to Liberians as dangerous and at the same called on MoC to immediately launch an investigation into the matters.
Meanwhile, Peter Kolubah and Thomas Richardson said citizens are suffering from several diseases in the Country, amid the importation of thousands contaminated produces in the Country, adding ‘our lives are in total danger if the Liberians government through the Ministry of Commerce continues to downplay issues affecting citizens.
The National Frozen Food Branch#4 which has been noted for the selling expired chicken to the public was recently established on the Gbarnga Broad Street.
When contacted by our Bong County Correspondent, the Business Manager of the National Frozen Branch#4 Mr. Jeremy Mulbah confirmed the contaminated chicken and said the rotten food was taken away by Commerce Inspectors.
“We had contaminated food for sale here; all have been taken away by the Commerce Ministry Inspectors, the business Manager narrates”.
At the same time, Commerce Inspector Gondlee Manbia of Bong County confirmed the discoveries of the polluted chicken at the center and said they were destroyed by them in the presence of stakeholders. Mr. Manbia further denial of receiving money from business owners in the county.
He vowed that he will never compromise the interest of the Liberian people in Bong County. He further called on those who are tarnishing his character to desist.
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I hereby call on the Inspector General of the Commerce Ministry to quickly investigate this media report in Gbarnga.