ZWEDRU CITY, March 20 (LINA) - Grand Gedeh County has kicked off its version of the “No To Mob Violence” campaign in the provincial capital Zwedru, with a call for people to seek legal redress when offended, instead of resorting to lawlessness.
According to the organizing committee, the sensitization is aimed at creating public awareness against mob violence, no matter where it is found in the County, and bring
perpetrators to justice.
The "say no to mob violence" public awareness kicked -off with a drama performance on mob violence by the Gedeh Rooster Cultural Troupe.
In his official statement at the well-attended launching ceremony, the chairman of the Grand Gedeh County Anti-mob Violence Committee, Mr. Washington Yonly, said mob violence is tantamount to bush and jungle justice and must stop.
"It is unacceptable in all civilized societies around the world and should be discouraged by all well-meaning people wherever they are, be they residents or citizens. This practice brings untold sorrow to victims without having their day in court. It is better to seek redress through the justice system," he concluded.
The Grand Gedeh County official anti-mob violence campaign comes in the wake of its official launch countrywide by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on January 25th this year.
The launching ceremony was held at the Zwedru Peace and Reconciliation Center, commonly known as the 'Triangle'.
The ceremony was graced by local government officials, including chiefs and representatives of international NGOS, UN Mission in Liberia ,women, youth and civil society groups.
The county anti-violence committee, was set up two weeks ago by Superintendent Peter L. Solo, with a mandate to create awareness amongst citizens and residents of the County that government wants strict adherence to the rule of law and abhors mob violence in any form.
The county committee comprises nine members of diverse backgrounds, headed by County Project Planner Washington Yonly, with UNMIL Communication and Public Affairs Coordinator Napoleon Viban as co -chair.