Mano River Union Youth Parliament- Liberia Denounces Protests Against BMMC Manager

Mar 15, 2024 - 08:15
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Mano River Union Youth Parliament- Liberia Denounces Protests Against BMMC Manager

The Mano River Union Youth Parliament Liberia Chapter (MRUYP-LC) has strongly denounced the continued protest actions by some citizens of Grand Cape Mount County demanding the dismissal of Debba Allen, Country Manager of Bea Mountain Mining Corporation.

A group of concerned citizens from the operating areas of Bea Mountain Mining Company in Grand Cape Mount County have been staging endless protest actions both in the county and on the grounds of the Capitol Building in Monrovia with placards calling on the government to replace Mr. Allen with a son of Cape Mount.

In a statement release Wednesday, March 13, 2024 in Monrovia, the Speaker of the MRUYP-Liberia Chapter, Daniel Nama Nills said the group has since condemned the recent brutal occurrence in Kinjor and Matambo thus leading to the loss of lives and others wounded and called for an immediate investigation in to the matter.

“MRUYP-LC having condemned the violent protest action in Kingor and the Matambo corridors that led to the loss of lives, many wounded, and damage of properties, continues to demand speedy investigation and persecution by the national government in other to stop the recurrence of similar one,” Nills stressed.

But in the same vein, the Speaker of the regional body frowned at the continued protest actions by some citizens in demand of the removal of Mr. Debba Allen as Country Manager of BMMC, noting that the move undermines the core issues raised against Concession Company.

The MRUYP-LC believes that the only legal instruction through which BMMC is held accountable is the Mineral Development Agreement which has no provision for the position of a Country Manager belonging to the government of Liberia and or the citizens of Cape Mount.

“As much the MRUYP-LC stands prepared to form a part of every peaceful action in bringing to book BMMC on issues of violation of the MDA, it cautions protesters to be careful not to engage in acts of violation of the constitution as well,” the Speaker of the group said.

According to Nills, the move on Mr. Allen as the only Liberian and black member of BMMC Board has no legal justification and said action might undermine the ongoing investigation that resulted in loss of lives, damage of properties, and those important counts unattended to by BMMC in the petition that is included in the MDA. 

He termed as a total contradiction on the part of the concerned protesters to demand the replacement of the company’s Country Manager with a citizen of Grand Cape Mount County, adding that the call is divisive, unpatriotic and intended to fuse a clash between citizens of Grand Cape Mount and Grand Bassa Counties respectively.

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