The Acting Chairman of a local community organization, Concern Community Members of VOA Old Field Community, Myer Saye, has called on the Government of Liberia and well- meaning residents in the community to assist the organization to carry out its road improvement project.
Mr. Saye said there is no paved road leading to and from the community and the deplorable road condition poses a serious challenge to vehicle owners residing in the community who find it difficult to use the road.
In order to begin the self-help process, the residents have begun contributing some money for the pavement of the road.
Mr. Saye registered concern on behalf of the residents and called on Montserrado County District #5 Representative, Edwin M. Snowe and the Ministry of Public Works to provide assistance to the community.
“VOA community residents are suffering because of the bad road condition. Whenever we come from work, we find it difficult to walk or drive in the mud, and this causes us to park our vehicles and walk for about 30 to 45 minutes to get home,” he complained.
Materials needed to construct the road, he said, include sand and crushed rocks.
“We have mobilized our community members and they are supporting us by making some financial contributions to the project and we have started the project,” Mr. Saye said.
“When the road is completed,” he stated, “it will boost the beauty of the community and will give residents easy access to their homes.”
He noted that the contributions by members of the community will not be sufficient to complete the road construction, which is the reason why he is making the appeal for external support.