A 45-year–old resident of Bong Mines in Bong County, Fatu Kamara, has observed that the town has become a home to ghosts because it has been overtaken by bush. “Bong Mines is a ghost home because the whole place is bush,” Ma Fatu, as she is affectionately called, indicated.

Ma Fatu made the observation recently in an exclusive interview with the In Profile Daily in Bong Mines during the visit of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to the town.

She said: “Snakes normally crawl into our homes making the town fearful to us.”

Madam Kamara indicated that since the end of the war, there has been no form of cleaning up campaign in Bong Mines, something she said does not show any sign of rebuilding.

According to her, Bong Mines was one of the most beautiful cities in Liberia before the civil war; ‘a place investors visited for resources at the time.’

“Despite China Union carrying on its iron ore mining operation in Bong Mines, the main city remains very bad and has already been covered with high bush as if the city is a ghost town,” Madam Kamara pointed out.

The 45-year-old woman narrated that she was born in Bong Mines, where she went to school until the Liberian civil war.