-Street Person Tells Journalists
President George M. Weah pronounced that he’s Liberia’s dangerous roads drugs; stating that since Liberia turned a rustic, he as a president has constructed probably the most roads in Liberia.
He made the pronouncement when he has gone to interrupt grounds for the development of the Roberts Worldwide Airport Freeway Street.
Since that day, the identify has caught on him and lots of Liberians have at all times known as him “Unhealthy Roads Drugs.”
Since his pronouncement and seeing the extent of roads finished in some quarters of Monrovia and different counties together with Nimba and River Gee to Maryland his praises elevated within the mouth of many Liberians.
However for, they are saying Liberia’s street connectivity is much beneath what it must be as a rustic.
Liberians have argued that no authorities can enhance or take any glory for connecting roads in Liberia when in reality since 1847 Liberia’s main capital cities are but to be linked by asphalt pavement and farm-to-market roads should not potential within the 21 century.
Not too long ago, members of the Press Union of Liberia have gone within the southeast of Liberia to have a good time World Press Freedom Day after they encountered a really dangerous street main into River Gee, the county chosen by the Union for the previous celebration.
Based on our reporter who was on the journey, 4×4 jeeps, vans, tankers, buses couldn’t simply ply the troublesome roads as a few of the space might sallow a complete tanker conveying gasoline and different lubricants to that half Liberia.
As a result of dangerous street situation, most residents in that area have determined to make use of close by international locations like Ivory Coast and Serra Leone to transact their companies.
Mr. Bah, a businessman in River Gee mentioned, “My brother, I can not go to Monrovia to purchase something.”
Not solely Bah, however many others who see the dangerous roads as a stumbling block to their companies have all determined to not enterprise across the Monrovia enterprise lane.
“Why ought to I even go to Monrovia after I simply must cross the broader proper behind right here with out a exhausting time?” Mary Johnson remarked as she positioned on items on the desk.
She mentioned, “If our roads had been okay, all the cash we carrying to Ivory Coast and Serra Leone will probably be going within the within the economic system of Liberia.”
Jack Z. Dahn is a bike operator who transports items and people between Nimba and River Gee Counties.
He has spent three years on the Nimba-River Gee highways together with his transport enterprise.
Pointing at one of many dangerous spots, Dahn mentioned, “Between Grand Gedeh and River Gee, that is the very dangerous space.”
He mentioned the street situation has triggered them to cost passengers quantities which is able to assist deal with them and have some reserved.
“For one human being, typically I cost 15 thousand and after they bag, they pay 13, 12 or 10 thousand” Dahn who has simply managed his means out of the deep mutts mentioned.
A passenger getting back from River Gee advised a bit boy who has gone to assist push the car out of the mutt mentioned, “Small boy transfer from over there earlier than you set free ache in your physique as a result of you’re going to get outdated and this street will nonetheless be the identical.”
When President Weah assumed the Presidency of Liberia, one of many first few issues he mentioned his administration was going to attain was the constructing of a coastal freeway, connecting farms to market roads and guaranteeing that the nightmare of street going through these within the southeast turns into a factor of the move.
Days have was weeks, weeks into months and months into years, the nightmare of dangerous roads continues to be a difficulty going through these within the southeast counties.
Though the area has produced three presidents, with Weah being the final of the three, but, the residents have at all times complained of dangerous roads.
At present, the area has high authorities officers together with the President, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Senate Professional-tempore, and different high governmental positions.
Passerby by was heard making a mockery out of the scenario as they made their means out.
As they handed by the journalists and others pushing their automobiles, “Once they depart energy, do you suppose our roads will ever repair?” a girl inquired as she crossed from one level of the mud to the opposite aspect.
One other lady remarked, “Thank God you are feeling it too.”