Robertsport Highway Needs Urgent Repairs

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The unpaved corridor of the Robertsport highway in Grand Cape Mount County is in a very deplorable condition as the heavy rains are now setting in.

During a weekend tour of the highway leading to Robertsport, our reporter said there are several life-threatening potholes that have surfaced on the road.

Commercial drivers, private vehicle owners and other users told the Daily Observer that if urgent steps are not taken now, movement of goods and services will be impossible by late July.

In addition to the worsening road condition, commercial drivers and commuters told the Daily Observer that the sharp increase in prices of petroleum products is another predicament (jam, mess) for them.

 Most of the complainers are women who commute between Monrovia and Grand Cape Mount to get fish to sell.

Grand Cape Mount County is one county that produces more fish for the local market in Monrovia.

Some of the businesswomen, who travel to Robertsport to buy fish, told the Daily Observer that they come from Gbarpolu, Montserrado, and Grand Bassa, Sinoe, Nimba, Bong and Margibi counties.

These women told our reporter that at the Rainy Season’s peak, commercial activities could come to a halt because of the road condition that is worsening daily.

Our reporter, who covers the fish industry, said fish forms a delicate part of Liberians’ diet and if it happens that these women would have to halt due to the very deplorable road, it would create a serious diet problem for most Liberians, who prefer such fish than the frozen, imported ones.

The businesswomen have, meanwhile, urgently sent out an SOS call to the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) to rehabilitate the Robertsport highway.

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