What Happened to Lofa Road Pavement Plans?

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A prominent citizen and professional civil servant of Lofa County has expressed concern about the slow pace of implementing the pavement plans of the Gbarnga/Lofa Highway.

Mr. Joseph H. Farkollie spoke in a recent interview with the Liberia News Agency’s (LINA) Correspondent assigned in Margibi County.

Residents of the county have meanwhile urgently appealed to the government and the Kingdom of Kuwait to consider starting the Lofa road pavement project.

Mr. Farkollie also intimated that almost everything seems too silent about the feasibility studies conducted by the government, supported by the Kingdom of Kuwait.

He then called for the county’s speedy development since it is the country’s bread basket, so as to stimulate agriculture and economic development.

The Liberian accountant and human resource manager also indicated that considering the county’s huge population and its production level, pavement of the highway cannot be over emphasized.

Lofa, he said, should not be left out of the mainstream of socio-economic development for such protracted and unacceptable periods when the county has the potential and capacity to feed the nation and its people.

“For year in and year out, the Lofa highway continues to endure deplorable conditions that serve as impediment for the free movement of people, goods and services,” Mr. Farkollie lamented.

“On top that such investors should consider the upgrading of educational institutions and provision of better and quality health services for the rural residents and citizens of Lofa County,” Mr. Farkollie stressed.

He intimated further that many decades, the county has endured hardships as it relates to deplorable road condition.

Mr. Farkollie however, regretted the slow pace of the Lofa road initiative as according to him, official discussions on the matter has been tabled for a protracted period since the feasibility studies were carried out by the joint Kuwaiti and Liberian Governments.

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