Residents of Montserrado County district#15 extol President George Manneh Weah for being the first Liberian President to pave the Logan Town Broad Street road on Bushrod Island.In an interview with this paper, the residents, including males, females and youth, express delight that President Weah has fulfilled his campaign promise to the district.
The Logan Town Broad Street road stretches from Jamaica Road General Market to the main route to Logan Town.Ms. Caroline Harmon of the Logan Town Little White Chapel community; Jeffrey Kaboe and William D. Massaquoi of Vickey Spot community, respectively note that for decades inhabitants of the area have trekked on muddy route, but today, they can boast of a paved road that vehicles and motorcycles can ply on with ease.
According to them, the pavement of the road will enhance smooth transaction of goods and services, not only to residents but non-residents as well as, who on a daily basis, use the route whenever there is traffic congestion along the Logan Town Cinema route.
Meanwhile, a pro-democracy advocate, Jokai Myers, calls on the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) to demolish structures erected in the proximity of the road to provide space for the construction of sidewalk for pedestrians.
He notes that there is no sidewalk in the densely populated community which poses grave risk to residents especially, students, old folks and persons living with disabilities.Jokai wants government to construct drainages on both sides of the road to avoid usual flooding during the rainy season that affect homes.
He also suggests the Ministry of Public Works should erect speed breaks along the road to restrain the movement of speeding vehicles and prevent motor accidents.The Logan Town road is among several community roads paved by the Weah administration, including Doe Community and other communities across Montserrado County.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Editing by Jonathan Browne