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Bong County: Transport Union Decries Lack Of Road Safety Signs

The Bong County Transport Union has made an SOS call to the Ministry of Public Works, saying the ministry should see reason to erect road safety signs on the Monrovia-Gbarnga Highways. Almost all of the major highways in the country lack road-safety signs.

Speaking to the New Dawn in Gbarnga, Bong County, and the County’s Transports Union Secretary General Rufus G. Darkor said the lack of warning signs on the Monrovia-Gbarnga highway, like others in the country poses danger to public safety.

According to Mr. Darkor, there are many bad bridges on the road and some time these bridges take away lives. He said there are no signs at most of these damaged bridges and curves, and that the absence of these signs is very dangerous. He said many of their drivers are complaining and that they have asked them to convey this message to the Ministry of Public Works, which is responsible for the design and construction of roads in the country.

He said the lack of these roads signs were not only of concerns to regular users, but added that those most affected were first time users, like drivers from foreign countries.

“The new drivers that use the road, some come from Ivory Coast and others countries and they do not understand our roads, so we are asking government to please see reason to help put warning signs on the road,” he said.

Mr. Darkor also named the Todee Bridge as one of the bridges in the leeward counties which need government’s urgent attention. He also stated that his drivers were also complaining of constant harassment from the Highway Police Patrol team.

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