Nimba, Grand Gedeh Peace Confab Postponed

By Solomon T. Gaye

The Chief Elder of the Nimba County Council of Chiefs and Elders, Chief Peter Gbarlon has disclosed that the peace conference between Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties has been postponed.

Speaking to the INQUIRER during the weekend, Chief Gbarlon said the peace talk was to take place between the two counties on the 17th of July 2014 in Toweh Town, Lower Nimba but that the conference has been postponed to the 24th of July 2014.

The Chief Elder said the postponement of the conference was due to the death of the County Inspector of Grand Gedeh County recently in the county.

According to Elder Chief Gbarlon, the conference is designed to bring the elders, chiefs and stakeholders from the two counties.

He said the conference will also serve as a fact finding initiative relative to an allegation filed by a concerned Grand Gedean that Nimba County is holding some Grand Gedeans hostage along the border line and in some unknown areas.

Chief Gbarlon said the conference will be monitored and presided over by the Carter Center, an International NGO operating in the country.

Also speaking to this paper, Paramount Chief Franklin Toweh said at the end of the meeting their guest along with Carter Center will tour the border line to see for themselves whether the information is true or false.

He further added that Grand Gedeans are living peacefully in Nimba County since the arrival of UNMIL in Liberia hence the information is false and misleading designed to tarnish the good reputation of the two sisterly counties.