- Search Results
Cape Mount Police Nab Businesswoman For Profiteering
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2014

Grand Cape Mount County Flag






Cape Mount Police Nab Businesswoman For Profiteering

By D. Ignatius Roberts, LINA Grand Cape Mount County Correspondent

ROBERTSPORT, August 16 (LINA) -Police in Grand Cape Mount County have arrested a Liberian business woman for alleged profiteering by selling a 25kg bag of rice above the stipulated price.

According to the County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Tenneh Simpson Kpedebah, the businesswoman sold the bag of rice for L$2,500, instead of the regular price of L$1,500.

She said the authorities of the county will not permit anyone to engage in acts that will exacerbate the hardship facing Liberians in the wake of the Ebola epidemic that is ravishing the country.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Kpedebah has warned the business community in the county to stop using the Ebola outbreak to hike prices to the detriment of citizens.

Madame Kpedebah said selling a 25 kilogram bag of rice above the stipulated price is not only profiteering but “pure wickedness intended to bring suffering to the people.”

She said the county administration will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone who will use the Ebola outbreak to arbitrarily increase prices without the consent of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.



latest headlines
Bishop Wants Youth Remain Steadfast In ‘The Things Of God’
The Founder and Bishop of the Faith and Victory Church. on the Somalia Drive, Dr. Michael A. Cooper, is urging youth in the country to maintain ...more
Three Get 15Years; One 24 Years For Armed Robbery, Murder
The Presiding Judge of Criminal Court “B” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, Geevon Smith, has sentenced three men to 15 years imprisonmen ...more
MOH Official Wants Journalists Harp On Immunization
An official of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) at the Ministry of Health has called on local journalists to help create awareness on t ...more
For Smuggling Arms To Liberia, Guus Kouwenhoven Gets 19 Years
An international timber trader who used his business as cover to smuggle weapons into West Africa in defiance of a United Nations arms embargo ha ...more
West Africa Telecom Body To Hold Annual Meeting In Monrovia
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) will host the general annual meeting of member states of the West African Telecommunications Regul ...more
Global Fund Boss Slate 2-Day Visit To Liberia
The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), Dr. Mark R. Dybul, will be visiting Liberia from April ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency