The Director for Environmental Health, Amos F. Gborie, is expected to appear today Tuesday July 25 before the stipendiary Magistrate or any other magistrate of the Bushrod Island Magisterial Court located in New Kru to answer to charges of economic sabotage, felonious restraint and mischief. The decision of the Court was in line with a complaint filed in by the management of the City Life Mineral Water, INC., noting that on July 20 of this year, without any court orders, the Environmental Health Director without any justifiable reason entered the entities on Bushrod Island at Caldwell and dismantled the water machine under the pretext that the water was not fit for human consumption.
According to the writ of summons and complaints spelled out in the Writ by the CEO of City Life Water Mineral INC., Oumaru Sheriff, his entity has clarified documents and clarification from February inclusive December 3, 2017. Despite his water company been certified by relevant authorities, he said Director Gborie conspired to sabotage his business by announcing that the City Life Mineral Water is not fit for human consumption. On July 20, 2017, the Ministry of Health and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) shut down 55 mineral water companies in Monrovia and its environs. According to Director General of NPHIL, Tolbert Nyenswah, the action was taken based on three major grounds, including production of contaminated water, poor sanitary environment, and illegal operation. The NPHIL boss said that the main targets include bacteria and other harmful substances that pose threats to the wellbeing of the citizens. He however, noted that the closure is not perpetual but to allow the affected companies fix what was considered facilities unfit during the inspection in order to do the right thing before they can be allowed to re-open. Meanwhile Director Gborie is expected to appear today at 11’Oclock before his Honor James Dudu to justify their action.