The people of Lofa have complained to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf about the deplorable (bad) road network and high unemployment rate which posed a major challenge to the county and have asked her find a remedy.
According to our reporter in the county Tokpa Tarnue, the locals said the bad road network is evidence everywhere in the county and that the unemployment was also high due to the lack of concessions in the area.
But contrary to their expectations, President Sirleaf rather thanked them for their involvement in the agriculture sector and other development programs.
The President as part of counties visit was also in Lofa to attend the symbolic re-burial ceremony of Unity Party founder, Edward Beyan Kesselly. She assured the locals that come 2012, the Lofa road project will commence.
The president further told the citizens of Lofa that despite the many programs being undertaken bad road remains a key challenge to her government. She said jobs will soon be made available for the young people but did not say when and how in Lofa County.
The president made these comments when she appeared on a talk show at radio Kintoma Monday in Voinjama, Lofa County.