Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful and well-governed County with
robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance;
Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.
Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, which was formerly part of the Eastern Province prior to 1964. The County was established in 2000 and has its political seat in Fish Town. Establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe, and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources including gold, timber and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the
Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water,
Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities.

County Government

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tienpo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the
Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water,
Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities.

Gender: The County is strongly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress
since the end of the war, gender continues to play a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls continue to have limited access to education, health services and judicial services, which has severely curtailed their
participation in the formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and participation in management and decision-making on all levels of
the society. This trend has contributed to feminization of poverty in the County, and in Liberia as a whole.

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Health

Hospitals: There are three
Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI), targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS); and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) plans also to offer some support to the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County and there is an evident need of trained and qualified health personnel, since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.

Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All
health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours in order to reach a clinic or Health Center.

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River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not
being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber and mining will drastically alter the living condition of River Gee
citizens, by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are below discussed in terms of two major categories, namely agriculture and natural Resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a serious problem across the entire country and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County.

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Education

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous
difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, a large number of untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose major challenges to the quality and standard of the school system.
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in
Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration.

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Geography

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

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