Tuesday, June 18, 2013 09:18
Bad Roads Causing Accidents
Story by Edwin G. Wandah
Bad roads are seriously causing accidents on the major highways in rural Liberia. According to information gathered, major highways like Nimba-Grand Gedeh Highway, parts of Monrovia-Buchannan Highway, and Buchannan Rivercess Highway are some of the areas badly affected.
Residents along those major highways are afraid that as the rainy season has already approached, it is likely that the roads may cut off from Monrovia as these major highways are busy with business people and local and International NGO's plying them.
Our reporter who visited the highways said he saw several commercial and private cars stuck in the mud.
However, residents in the areas are calling on the Government of Liberia through the Public Works Ministry to carry on quick impact projects to prevent the road being cut off.
According to one of the drivers whose truck was involved in an accident there were several potholes on the road and he could hardly have control over the steering as he had to keep dodging one pothole and the other. He said in that process the weight of the loads caused the truck to swerve off the road and fell.
Another businessman who was on the truck said, the driver did all he could to prevent any sign of accident but failed in the process because there were too many 'death-trap' potholes on the road.
Although the Chinese Government is building the Monrovia-Buchanan Highway but most people living along those highways are intimating that it could have been feasible for the project to be done during the dry season.