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Inspectors Rid Gbarnga City of Cattle
By Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, July 25 (LINA) – Inspectors of Bong County have cleared the county’s provincial capital, Gbarnga, of cattle.
The raid carried out by both the County and city inspectors is in line with the enforcement of the City Ordinance to improve the sanitary
condition of the city.
Bong County Inspector, William Kollie, told the Liberia News Agency Friday that the latest raid is in response to cattle owners’ failure to adhere to provisions of the ordinances of the municipality.
According to article 6 section 6.6 of the City Ordinance, “No citizen or person is allowed to raise domesticated animals in the city center
of Gbarnga, unless said animals are fenced in premises and kept in an acceptable sanitary condition”.
Mr. Kollie and the Gbarnga City Inspector, J. Anthony Tamata,  said despite setting aside Sangai Farm in the Velenai Community for the
raring of cattle, the affected cattle owners have refused to move their livestock  to the designated point until when they are ready to
consume them.
The two inspectors cited the pollution of communities by cattle feces and urine, coupled with the destruction of backyard crops as few of
the many dangers the unrestricted movement of goats and sheep continue to pose to the city with adverse effects on the lives of peaceful
citizens.
Meanwhile, Kollie and Tamata have stressed the need for property owners within the city center to keep them clean or risk being fined
US$10.00 (ten dollars) in keeping with article 6 section 6.5 and article 7 section 7.6 of the City Ordinance.
At the same time, Inspector Tamata has sent out an SOS call for assistance with a motorcycle to help him effectively perform his
assignment.

“This is the third time in two years since we began the enforcement of this regulation and we will not rest until full adherence is
realized,” asserted the inspectors.

The cattle and owners are expected to be forwarded to the Gbarnga Magisterial Court to answer to the charge of violating the City
Ordinance.
LINA/BMK/TSS
 

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