Boakai Condemns Nimba Land Violence -Says Best Alternative for Aggrieved is the Law

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Former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has condemned the violence in Ganta, Nimba County and called for calm in the wake of the resurgence of land dispute that resulted in the destruction of properties.

The former Vice President pointed out that the settlement of land disputes through the court is the best alternative and those aggrieved should take advantage of the process and refrain from making utterances that undermine peace and stability in the country, a statement from his office said.

Ambassador Boakai stressed that no dispute or misunderstanding should be allowed to stand in the way of the hard-earned peace   in Liberia.

In the statement issued Wednesday, the former vice president also expressed concern over the series of unexplained deaths in the country and restate his earlier call on the government to find the perpetrators and bring them before the law. He said it is the constitutional rights of citizens to live in peace. The former vice president has always spoken against unresolved crimes, stressing that it provides safe haven for criminals

The statement further quoted the former Vice President as calling on the government to take step in restoring confidence in the banking sector, noting that the printing of new banknotes remains an unrealistic exercise if the money will end up in private vaults for fear of lack of confidence in the banks.

In another development, the former Vice President expressed concern over the closure of the Curran Hospital in Zorzor, Lofa County and call on the government to ensure that to ensure that teaching and referral hospital in Lofa County remains opened.

He expressed dismay that the health care delivery system in northern Liberia is seriously undermined by the closure of the Curran Hospital.

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