…Students Beg For Adjustment In School Schedule
By Jimmey C. Fahngon
Citizens of Suehn Mecca District in Bomi County have complained of the continuous terrorization of the district by a baboon.
The citizens said the baboon continued to terrorize the district thus hindering the free movement of people.
Speaking Wednesday during the visit of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who was visited the western region, the citizens said the baboon has made farmers afraid to even go on their farms, thereby stalling farming activities in the district.
They appealed to the President to do something about the current baboon situation in the district.
The citizens believed that someone is behind the baboon situation and called on the government to give them the authority to traditionally expose the ‘witchcraft.’
They appealed to the government to provide security protection for them in the wake of the baboon presence in the district.
Earlier, student Angeline Luogan of Suehn Mecca Public School who read a statement from the school administration said the presence of the baboon in the district has made students afraid to go school.
She said sometime the baboon attacked residents including students while on their way to their farms and schools especially in the morning hours.
As a result, she said students are now living in fear, to the extent that some of their colleagues have refused to go to school.
She then appealed to the Ministry of Education to make adjustment in the morning hours of school time, adding “instead of students being in school by 7:45 am, the time should be further adjusted two to three hours.”
In respond, President Johnson-Sirleaf said the government is deeply concerned about the baboon situation, which is impeding free movement of citizens in the district.
However, she called on the citizens to come together to confront the baboon which she believes is not a real but witchcraft one.
She assured that government would do everything possible to address the situation, but maintained that the citizens need to be strong to get rid of the baboon.
The Liberian leader commended the citizens for keeping the peace and working with her government.