Lands & Mines Recognizes Urey’s Leadership

By Charles B. Yates

The government of Liberia through the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy said it recognizes the leadership of Edwin Urey as the legitimate president of the Liberia Scrap Association.

Speaking to reporters on Monday at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and energy in Monrovia, the communications consultant and Special Assistant to the Minister, Arthur S. Massaquoi, said, “Urey is the one we know that we are doing business with”.

The Ministry said another person acting as president of the LSA is not to the approval of the MLME and that person should be considered as an imposture.

Recently, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia rejected the request from Mr. Alymer B. Johnson of the Liberia Scrap Association (LSA), to issue a writ of prohibition on the nullification of recent election result of the LSA. The Supreme Court in its communication addressed to the Chairman of the LSA election Commissioner, Hassan Bass, said it has no original jurisdiction over the matter supra and therefore it cannot issue a writ of prohibition on the nullification of the Feb 26, 2013 election result.

The LSA election commission nullified the Feb 26, 2013 election result following a protest filed on the result from two of the presidential candidates. The two candidates accused the commission of carrying out electoral malpractices and therefore they could not accept the election result. As a matter of grave concern to the credibility of the election commission, the result was nullified and an investigation was launched into the matter.

Meanwhile, the MLME has announced that the government of Liberia has completed its investigation into the Nimba County Scrap saga involving the Liberia Electricity wire theft. He said the culprits have since been forwarded to the Ganta Magisterial Court for prosecution.