Sunday, May 26, 2013 02:35
Bad Road Hampers Businesses In Gbarpolu
Story by Morrison O.G. Sayon from Gbapolu County
Business activities in the Western county of Gbapolu are being hampered owing to the deplorable condition of the roads in the county. Our reporter who just returned from the county disclosed that the main route from Tubmanburg to Bopolu City is likely to cut off from the rest of the country if nothing is done to carry on some urgent rehabilitation work on the road.
Business people traveling along the road are sometimes stuck in the mud for days as a result of the deplorable road condition. Our reporter said that the road needs immediate attention if people in the county are to travel from one place to another.
Gbapolu is just about 80 kilometer west of the Liberian capital, Monrovia but traveling to Monrovia has become a major problem as the rainy season has fast approached.
“We are really suffering in this county because no way to sell our produce. Whenever there is torrential rainfall, we remain here and can't sell our goods because the road is very bad,” Massa, a used clothes seller in the Bopolu Market said.
Marketers in the county are facing difficulties in carrying out their normal commercial activities as the situation on the main route from Tubmanburg has become more deplorable.
On Saturday, a ten-tire truck carrying over 500 timbers stuck in the mud on the Tubmanburg/Gbapolu Road thus, preventing other vehicles from entering the city of Bopolu in Gbapolu County. The truck was later removed after about eight hours before other vehicles could find their way to or from Bopolu and beyond.
Meanwhile, citizens of the county are calling on the Ministry of Public Works to do an assessment on the road and do something to remedy the situation along the road.
They added that if nothing is done on the road, some of their perishable goods will undoubtedly spoil and deprive them of some income for their hard labor.