Margibi: CSOs & Community Leaders Presents Recommendations on Curbing Illegal Drugs


As part of its ongoing early Warning engagements basically in connection to the illegal drugs intake among young people in Margibi County, about thirty eight Community leaders including CSOs and Human Rights organizations in Margibi have for the first time submitted a working communication to the County Legislative Caucus against the illegal drugs sale in the County.

The Document containing four counts was submitted on Tuesday February 9, 2021 to the leadership of the County Legislative Caucus Represented by Hon Ben A. Fofana, Hon Ellen A Attoh-Wreh and Rep Ivar k. Jones Chairman, Co-chair and Secretary general respectively.

The communication accordingly wants the County Legislators to advance the current drugs law from a billable offence to non billable through the House plenary, a case to make Liberia as part of other Nations who are currently fighting the sale of harmful drugs substances in the world.

At current, Madagascar, China, Vietnam, Malaysia Philippines are amongst others Countries with strong drugs laws in the World.

In response to petition, Hon Fofana thanked the group and its leadership for the developed communication promising a prompt redress to their plight.

He however wants others Community dwellers in Kakata and its environs to coordinate with their colleagues and engage in the fight against the sale of the bad substances.

He assured his leadership commitment to support the fight against the creeping menace that have involved the entire Nation and its people Nationally.

Noting that a communication from the County Caucus would be attached to the four counts documents and presented to the plenary of the Houses Committee on Judiciary for further attention.

Speaking further, Chairman Fofana also told the gathering that members of House committee on Judiciary are currently reviewing the drugs law and by that, Margibi report will eventually add additional attention to the ongoing debate.

For their parts, Rep Ellen Attoh-Wreh and Ivar K. Jones also thanked the leadership for being far sighted but maintained that the submitted communication is welcoming and as such, the Caucus will ensure that its intent are fully met for the benefit of the ordinary

They made these assertions Tuesday when various communities leaders alongside others CSOs and Human rights Organizations met at the ground floor of the Capitol building to present the four counts resolutions to the County Legislative Caucus.

Meanwhile, others recommendations such as the resumption of Communal Farming to serve as rehabilitation center is also included into the resolution.


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