We Draw Gov’t Attention to The Nimba Situation


Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted May 27, 2006


THE SITUATION IN Nimba regarding land dispute between Gios, Manos on one side and the Mandingoes on the other appears to be bubbling and taking an unprecedented trend.

THE COMMERCIAL CITY of Ganta, Nimba County is said to be unconsciously hosting threats of violence in the face of the reported resolve by the Mandingoes to forcefully claim areas they say belong to them before the sadistic intervention of the deadly civil war.

THE FEAR PERMEATING over Ganta may certainly touch all well-meaning Liberians because we, as citizens can define violence in all of its forms and manners including destruction of properties.

IT IS AGAINST this background that we draw government’s timely attention now to quell the flame by swiftly resolving the matter.

LET THE GOVERNMENT not drag the issue owing to the sensitive nature involved, because threats, violence and all other unbecoming behaviors are never the melody of co-existence.

CO-EXISTENCE, FOR us as people being long tormented by war, means purging out the cicatrix of friction, undo those things that do not conform to peaceful living by employing a give and take approach.

LET IT BE remembered that a joyful noise is better than painful cries.

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