Citizens of Grand Bassa County currently residing in communities along the sea coast have been warned to move out of those communities to other areas to avoid sea erosion as the rainy season gets heavier.
The sea erosion has been a major problem faced with by the county over the years with a serious threat poised to Buchana City, leaving several communities washed away.
Senate Pro Tempore Gbehzongai M. Findley said it is now time that the community dwellers along the coast line in Buchanan and other areas move into other areas until the end of the rainy season.
Speaking his regular Press Bring Tuesday, the Grand Bassa County Senior Senator disclosed that modalities are being work out to have the problem of sea erosion addressed in Bassa and other counties along the coast.
“We want the citizens to be aware and be on the alert in the areas that are vulnerable to the sea erosion though they live in the areas which have the sector in which they work, but we plea with them to move from those areas temporarily until we can address the problem of the city of Buchana,” he stated.
He disclosed that as part of the measures, funds was placed in the last budget and already the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has made available some funds, while the Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy have had some boarders brought in to curve the erosion.
The Grand Bassa County also noted that government is seeking long term solution, with several companies already involved, from whom government will be seeking technical advice in addressing the problem which is putting the entire coast of the country at risk.
He described the coastal defense as a temporary structure that will be put into place, adding there is no way for nature to be fought, but its impact can rather be minimized, naming the lack of funds as a major challenge in carrying out the project, which cost he put at over 25 to 30 million United States Dollars.