G’ Gedeh Bar Decries Joblessness in the County -Wants Putu Mining Concession Reactivated

MONROVIA – The Grand Gedeh Bar Association, which comprises all lawyers hailing from Grand Gedeh County, says it is extremely concerned about the lack of jobs in the county, and by extension, the state of the Putu Mining Concession.

Speaking on behalf of the Association when he addressed hundreds of youths at The Mayor Jefferson Koijee Intellectual Forum in Zwedru, the President of the Grand Gedeh Bar, Cllr. Kanio Bai Gbala, informed the gathering that the Bar was worried that job creation and other activities had been stalled in the County because of the cessation of Putu Mining activities. This, he said, is pushing many young Grand Gedians to the informal mining sector which is harmful, undermines education and offers little long-term incentives.

Furthermore, Cllr. Gbala averred that it was important for elected officials of the county to collectively engage the national authorities to address the Putu Mining Company’s inactivity given the growing population of the County.

Cllr. Gbala and other members of the Bar had traveled to Grand Gedeh County to observe the formal opening of the 7th Judicial Circuit Court in Zwedru. During the opening of the Court, Cllr. Gbala promised the lawyers of the County will become more active in advocating for the rights of Grand Gedehians and development in the County.

In addition to attending the Court’s opening session, the Bar also made time to conduct SGBV training for 100 students drawn from the Bishop Juwle, Zwedru Multilateral and Tubman Wilson High Schools, as well as engaged the local intelligentsia through radio talk shows.

It can be recalled that the Government of Liberia recently announced its 2022 provisional census result in which the population size of Grand Gedeh County spiked up 216,692, as compared to the 2008 census  result which placed the population size of Grand Gedeh County at 126,146.

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