4 February 2013

Liberians Commemorate Wet Land Day

Liberians on Saturday joined the rest of the world to celebrate world Wet Land day, under the theme: wet land and water management, Wet land takes care of water.

The dean of College of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Liberia (UL) Dr. Roland Massaguoi who served as key6note speaker stressed the need for the proper use of water.

Dr. Massaquoi expressed fear that 'if nothing is done to protect wet land and water in the country, Liberia will experience global water shortage, adding that water is very important and must thus be preserved to ensure its availability at all times.

Speaking at the occasion earlier, the Executive Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called on the public to join the EPA in the action to raise public awareness on wet land value and benefits.

Meanwhile, many observers have termed this year's observance of the day as another political gathering that always has little or no effect at all. They noted that suggestions made at the observations often die natural deaths each time.

People interviewed by The Informer expressed disappointment with the government, for the lack of systems or proper city ordinances, as many city dwellers live on wet lands and use water to dispose their wastes.

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