27 November 2012

Liberia: 30 Protestors Arrested in Grand Gedeh

There was a rowdy scene in Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County at the weekend when police arrested about 30 persons in connection with the closure of Cellcom offices in the district.

The suspects are currently before the District commission of B'Hai Administrative District Mr. Jackson Quenwon on parole after had intervened to resolve the problem.

The intervention of commissioner Quenwon followed an appeal by family members, friends and loved ones for the release of the suspects from the police station in the district.

Our correspondent in Grand Gedeh said the protestors demanded the restoration of electricity to the local radio station - Peace FM that had been suspended for breach of agreement.

Cellcom is voluntarily supplying electricity to both Peace FM in Toe Town and Smile FM in Zwedru but the company warned the managers of both stations not to sub-supply another one else.

But authorities of the radio stations did not heed this to the warning, a situation that compelled Cellcom to withdraw power supply.

However, the radio station is back on the air following the restoration of electricity yesterday.

Based on the intervention of chiefs and elders in the county Cellcom has restored electricity to both stations. - August Zeon in Grand Gedeh.

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