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‘Our lives at stake’

Grand Cape Mount residents complain of road condition

By Lincoln G. Peters 

Several residents living along the Manor River route, Grand Cape Mount County say they are dismayed by the gradual cut or disconnection of their road.

Residents of the Community on early Thursday Morning woke up to the surprise of the only road connecting Bambor Town junction to the Manor River route being gradually cut off following a heavy downpour.

The gradual disconnection of the road has placed the lives of residents in the area at stake and impeded normal economic activities in the area.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with this paper on 15 September 2022, Bombor Town Junction Community chairman Richard Nyenkan described the situation as a blow to the community and the western region. 

According to him, the road is a major route that connects to the Manor River where people transport goods and other services in order to get their daily bread.

“This road is very major, my brother. We were sleeping last night and when we got up this morning, we saw the road damaged and it’s giving [a] difficult task to cars to drive in,” he said. 

“For now, we are using only bikes and even the bike [operators] are afraid to come in,” he explained further. 

Chairman Nyenkan said they are worried about the lives of their children and other farmers that are in the area that want to transport their crops from the community.

He said these people have no other means of earning a living.

He pointed out that the situation has also caused a serious challenge for the already difficult schooling activities for students living in the area.

“We are therefore calling the attention of the local authorities in the county as well as our legislative caucus to come to our aid because we are living in fear for our lives and [our] children,” he said. 

“However, we are also calling on the Ministry of Public Works and the Government of Liberia through President George Weah, bad road medicine. We want this to claim their attention and let them come to our rescue,” he concluded.

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The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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