Commerce To Auction Seized Rice

The Ministry of Commerce in Nimba has disclosed that it will auction the huge consignment of rice seized recently at the main border in Ganta.

Commerce officials told this paper that over the weekend four trucks were en route to Guinea with over two thousand bags of rice without any document from the government of Liberia. The trucks have been unloaded according to Commerce officials in Ganta.

Speaking to this paper at the Ganta border, Commerce officials refused to comment on ground that they are not clothed with the authority to speak to the media. During the guarding at the Ganta main border about six hundred Chinese white rice are packed at the corridors of the Customs Building at the Ganta border.

Last week, four trucks were impounded at the Ganta border by the Joint Security carrying huge consignment of more than two thousand bags of 25Kg heading for Guinea without documents from the Ministry of Commerce.

The trucks were later released by the joint security upon an alleged order from the Minister of Justice that the trucks be sent back to Monrovia. While the trucks were in en route to Monrovia, they were all arrested at the Gbarnga check point after receiving information that the order from Minister Tah was not true.

Speaking to this paper in Ganta, the Deputy Commerce Inspector in Nimba, Sumo confirmed that the rice confiscated at the border will be auctioned according to the Ministry of Commerce policy but the date and time was not indicated.