The Task Force on Encroachments, Beachfronts, Waterways and Wetlands, established by Executive Order #68 has held its first meeting and has resolved to conduct reconnaissance and Fact-finding Missions within the environs of Monrovia as a start-up to the execution of its mandate.
The objective of the mission is to identify and assess all areas that are negatively impacting Beachfronts, Waterways and Wetlands. The reconnaissance mission, who will be conducted in phases, is to gather information that would lead to establishing priority areas for appropriate actions by Government.
The Task Force on Encroachments, Beachfronts, Waterways and Wetlands was established by Government realizing the extreme damaging effects that encroachment on beachfronts, waterways and wetlands poses to the environment and the life of residents and citizens.
The numerous unsanitary encroachments and unwarranted uses of waterways and wetlands continue to increase environmental degradation in Liberia, which is of serious concern to Government.
The Executive Order authorizes the Task Force to develop interim, immediate to long term policy and regulatory guidelines/regimes needed for the management of wetlands, beach and river fronts.
The Task Force will among other things develop and support the implementation of programs to sensitize and raise awareness for all residents about the economic potentials and environmental implications
Therefore, all local authorities including Township Commissioners are requested to cooperate with members of the technical team to enhance their work.