Sea Erosion Still Poses Threat In New Kru Town
By Jefferson D. Tweh
Sea erosion is still posing serious threat to residents of New Kru Town as it may destroy more houses and structures, including the D. Tweh Memorial High School Fence in the Borough of New Kru Town. Speaking to this paper in the Borough of New Kru Town, the Chairman of the Popo Beach Community, Mr. Eric Thompson, said the sea erosion is still a serious threat to the community.
Mr. Thompson added that if the Government of Liberia does not expeditiously intervene in this precarious natural threat before the rainy season, more inhabitants will be made homeless. He said due to the fear of the sea erosion, many individuals have left the community something he described as being very worrisome.
According to Mr. Thompson, the Center for Environment and Development in Africa (CEDA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) recently initiated a project on Popo Beach. He said CEDA and UNDP used some rocks to block the sea erosion from entering in some houses but the project is yet to commence due to the lack of fund.
Mr. Thompson is at the same time calling on the government of Liberia, international partners, International Non-Governmental Organizations, local Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society organizations, humanitarians and philanthropists for assistance to enable them address this remorseless sea erosion that is affecting the people of New Kru Town.