Thursday, June 20, 2013 02:15
Sea Erosion Still Threatening Buchanan
Story by Charles B. Yates
Senator Gbehnzohngar Findley of Grand Bassa County has alarmed that the port city of Buchanan is likely to continue being victimized by sea erosion and there is a need for emergency disaster plan. He told legislative reporters yesterday, that there is a potential risk of sea erosion in Buchanan City.
According to the lawmaker, they are engaging the relevant stakeholders on the matter and they have cautioned the citizens to be aware of the situation. Senator Findley noted that there are people who are vulnerable to the areas that might be affected. “We are asking them to relocate because the UNDP has made some funding available for the temporary coast defend project,” he added.
Senator Findley noted that sea erosion is not only unique to Bassa Country. “It is a global phenomenon and Buchanan is no exception,” he asserted.
Buchanan City has always been the victim of sea erosion. It has become an annual occurrence for the county. “We do not want to experience disaster in Buchanan where people will lose their lives and properties,” the Bassa Senator stated.