Nation’s Road Network Needs Urgent GOL Priority

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Many Liberian socio-economic and political commentators have always reminded the  government that a good road network should be one of the nation’s top priorities.

These commentators have also stressed that 99 percent of what Liberians do in terms of movement, interaction and economic activity, depend a very good road network throughout the country.

They have further emphasized that that kind of road network would also boost vibrant economic and political activities throughout the country in 2014 and beyond.  

Liberians, including farmers and business people have endured deplorable road condition for years.

Urban markets, including supermarkets and restaurants depend on locally produced commodities from rural Liberia to enhance profit and meet the huge demands from Monrovia’s staggering population of 1.2 million.

Education & Impediments:

One commentator squarely reminded the Liberian Government that the best equipped school could be built in rural Liberia. However, if the road leading to that community where the school is, is in a deplorable condition, monitoring and supervision become illusive.

Another nightmare the people have always asked for is the construction of medical posts in most of the remotest towns, including Lukasu, several miles from the Kolahun district headquarters in Lofa County.

Several community colleges have been established in some strategic parts of Liberia in order to deter the huge urban migration by the nation’s youth in search of education.

Reports gathered from those community colleges continue to herald difficulties in the timely provision of educational materials.

If such conditions exist with large institutions, then what will become of a school placed in the remote village of Boutou, in Nimba County?

Health & Medical Provision:

The Liberian Government and support development partners have constructed many medical facilities in some hard-to-reach communities in both urban and rural Liberia.

The intents and purposes according to health authorities are for Liberians and foreigners to have access and affordable medical care at certain point in time.

A nurse assigned at health post in Lukasu, Lawou Kazarku told the Observer that they see their supervisors and others   associated with the health center, once in a blue moon—all owing to the deplorable condition of the road especially during the Rainy Season.

Lawou, however, underscored the need for sustained and uninterrupted services to such remote parts of the country in order to ensure the safety and protection of rural Liberians.

Nurse Kazarku concluded by urging the Liberian Government and support partners to prioritize for sustained services to rural Liberians in 2014 and beyond.

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