MONROVIA LIBERIA: West Point Relocation, Over 5000 West Pointers to Be Relocated.
The Commissioner of the Township of West Point has disclosed that about 5,000 victims of the recent erosion will be relocated when permanent structures are constructed in the VOA community in Brewerville after the rainy season.
Commissioner Sampson Nyan told this paper that over 140 of 500 persons with dire and emergency situations have already been relocated to temporary makeshift zinc homes in the VOA’sBrewerville Township. “But over 4,500 persons will be relocated permanently when construction of permanent homes are completed.” No date was provided on when the permanent structures would be completed but construction not likely to begin until the following dry season.
On the living conditions of those in the temporary homes, Nyan said construction of latrines andhand pumps are among amenitiesbeinginstalled by the government.”Before the relocation, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf toured here and provided rice and clothing.Since then, we have made available other items such as cooking utensils, mattresses, lights, so that they can start up.”
Our reporter also visited the offices of the Disaster Victims Association of Liberia, Inc, where the vice chairman, Daniel S. Grant, and staff accompanied him to see the latest havoc caused by the sea.By his measurement, it was observed that the sea was only 10 meters away from the main and only paved road in that still densely populated West Point slum community.