House Wants Mining Moratorium Lifted


Plenary session of the House of Representatives Tuesday mandated its leadership to meet with President George Weah with the view to removing the moratorium on mining activities in Nimba County.
The decision followed a request contained in a communication written by Nimba County District No. 5 Representative Samuel Koga.
In his letter to the plenary session seeking the removal of the temporary mining ban by government, Representative Koga recounted the rioting in the Arcelor Mittal area Concession on July 3, 2014 in the Zolowee Community leading to the moratorium.
“Our people who were making livelihood through mining activities continued to face hardship, despite the fact that the riot did not take place all over Nimba and in fact, the situation in the area where the riot took place is now calm with normal businesses on going,” the letter said.
He implored his legislative colleagues to prevail on President Weah to lift the suspension on mining in Nimba “to allow those interested obtain permits through the relevant government.”
Writes Alex Yomah