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Joint Team Halts Uncontrolled Burial In Lofa County
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Joint Team Halts Uncontrolled Burial In Lofa County

By Korboi  Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent

VOINJAMA, May 27 (LINA) - A joint team of the Ministry of Health, Voinjama City Cooperation and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on citizens to stop indiscriminate burial in towns and villages in Lofa County.

It noted that burial should be done at sites selected and approved by the local authorities.

The team stressed that anyone found burying at unapproved sites will be made to dig up the corpse and legal action taken against the family of the deceased.

According to the Liberia News Agency, the joint team members, who include, Mr. Kolubah Jallah of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Tarnue Galama of the Voinjama City Cooperation (VCC) and Ambrose Jamina of EPA, issued the halt order recently in the New Life and Lawalazu road communities where a burial ceremony was planned to take place.

According to LINA, members of the team argued that indiscriminate burial in villages, towns and cities was against environmental health best practices.

Meanwhile, EPA Inspector General assigned in Lofa County, Ambrose Jamina has expressed frustration over the refusal of citizens to adhere to the EPA awareness on burial.

He said the EPA has for the past years created awareness on the negative impact of indiscriminate burial in villages and towns.

LINA KKG/TSS/APTK

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