The Mayor of Arthington City, Mr. Genius White has decried the deplorable road conditions existing in Artington and is therefore calling on the government to see reason to improve the road conditions in the area.
He made the disclosure to the Daily Observer newspaper on Wednesday at his office in Arthington.
According to Mayor White, almost 20 years there have been no improvement of roads in Arthington.
He said that this was creating major economic hardship for the citizens as they find it difficult to travel from one place to another.
“We absolutely want the improvement of our feeder roads. In most parts of the interior of the township there are no bridges for vehicles to travel from one place to another. During the rainy season people find it very hard to travel to Monrovia,” he explained.
Mayor White said that there is a need for the Ministry of Public Works to intervene to improve the road conditions.
“In recent times, transportation fare from Arthington to Monrovia was L$100 but now it has increased to $200 due to the bad road conditions,” he said.
He said that the situation was brought to the attention of their lawmakers and still waiting for response.
The Arthington Mayor has also lamented over the level of food production in his city, citing lack of support for farmers in his community.
“This community is not far Monrovia but is isolated in terms of developments. The residents are lacking of basic social services such as safe drinking water and sanitation,” he said.
Though Mayor White said that most of Arthington farmers are engaged in sugar cane farming, there was a need for farmers to get involved in food production.
“There are many who are interested in growing food crop in Arthington but will need support from the government,” he said.