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Senator Foresees Food Shortage In Bomi
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Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson




Society-Food Senator Foresees Food Shortage In Bomi

By Winnie Dixon (Intern)

MONROVIA, August 8 (LINA) - Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson has observed that the county runs the risk of experiencing food shortage due to the

‘abrupt restriction of movement’ placed on the citizens by the State of Emergency. The Senator expressed the concern Thursday during regular session,

noting that the restriction on the movement of citizens will negatively impact their “search for daily bread,” according to the Liberia News Agency. Senator

Johnson said security officers at the Klay Checkpoint were stopping people from some parts of the county, who had gone to Duala in Monrovia and other

markets to buy goods, from re-entering the county even before the state of emergency was declared. Johnson said as a result of these measures, basic

commodities in the county, like fuel, rice, oil and gasoline, are being purchased wholesale by those who can afford, while the majority who cannot afford will

soon experience a food crisis as prices of commodities skyrocket. He noted that even though a state of emergency is crucial at a time like this, it must be

accompanied by an action by the government to address the basic needs of the people. Bomi County is located in the northwestern Liberia and borders

Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Montserrado counties. It has a population of over 82,000, with most residents dependent on agriculture for a livelihood. LINA WTD/JGT/TSS/PTK

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