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Gov. sets up task force to combat illegal mining, logging

Joseph Koon/Maximilian Kasseh
Some illegal activities in Liberia
Some illegal activities in Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Government of Liberia has constituted a special Task Force to combat illegal mining and logging activities across the Country.

According to a Justice Ministry release, the Special Task Force comprises Government ministries and agencies.

The Task Force is headed by the Justice Ministry and Co-Chaired by the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Other Members includes the Liberia National Police, Liberia Immigration Service, Forestry Development Authority, All County Attorneys and Police Detachment Commanders.

The release also quotes Government as describing illegal mining and logging as criminal and amount to economic sabotage, theft of property in violation of the laws of Liberia.

The Special Task Force, according to the release, has been mandated to visit all illegal mining and logging sites, arrest individuals involved and seize all stolen properties accrued from the processes for prosecution.


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