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Bad road, bridge make Lofa, Bomi, Gbarpolu inaccessible

By Charles Coffey

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia)-Reports from Kolahun District in Lofa County indicate that the Kahier Bridge, linking three clans to the District Headquarters, is at the verge of collapse.

Also, the deplorable condition of the Hembeh Road, linking Lofa County to the two Western regional counties of Bomi and Garpolu, is also making the three counties inaccessible.

According to the citizens of Kolahun District, the situation has severely limited people’s movements and caused the slow pace in trade and commerce between the district and Bomi and Gbarpolu Counties. 

They told mylbsonline reporter: “The situation has compelled us to appeal to Central Government to reconstruct the deplorable bridge and road to ease the economic difficulties we are being faced with.”

In a statement to the county authority, the citizens also said: “If nothing is urgently done to remedy the situation, trade and commerce between that part of Lofa County and, Bomi and Gbarpolu Counties may become completely paralyzed.”

Responding to the citizens’ concerns, Lofa County Senator, Sumo Kupee, noted: “The Lofa County Legislative Caucus has already made a representation to the Ministry of Public Works on the matter.”

“The Public Works Ministry has promised to act upon your request,” Senator Kupee added.

He lauded government for rehabilitating several other roads in Lofa County, including the Kolahun Road. 

The Lofa County Senator is, however, urging Lofians to assist government maintain already rehabilitated road, while modalities are being worked out for the reconstruction of the Kahiea Bridge and the Hembeh Road.

 


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