Written By: Moses Geply
Several rural roads linking communities, farms and markets in Grand Gedeh County will so be rehabilitated. Marking the disclosure to a local radio station in the Grand Gedeh County, the county Agriculture Coordinator, Alex Suah Mulbah said the rehabilitation will target four communities in Gbarzon District, namely: Zleh Town to Jarwodee and Zai Town to Tojallah Town respectively.
Mulbah said the road project is part of SAPEC project as an obligation to help locals have access to bringing their produce to the market and purchase other needed commodities. He further stated that the Ministry of Agriculture is currently implementing five significant projects in Grand Gedeh county, which he added constitute of WAP, ASRP, and SAPEC amongst others. The Grand Gedeh Agriculture Coordinator said the projects comprises of rice and vegetable production, tree crops like; cocoa, palm and the rehabilitation of farm to market roads.
Commenting on the achievement of farmers in Grand Gedeh County, Mr. Mulbah said there have been tremendous improvements, highlighting vegetable crops production in the County. Alex Suah Mulbah also encouraged young people to prioritize agriculture rather than politics. He warned that the bickering of politics does not help any growing nation.
Bad Road Threatens Livelihood in South Eastern Liberia
Meanwhile, the terrible road condition in Liberia has created serious hardship for Liberians around the country, with hundreds of Liberians and foreign travelers spending sleepless nights in the forest. A Local Voices Liberia reporter toured one of the deplorable roads in Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County, and found out that Over 225 women and children have been stranded for days in one of the country’s most risky forests in southeastern Liberia.
Those who got stuck in the mud are mainly people coming from Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru and River Gee Counties traveling to Monrovia but are finding it very hard to reach to their desired localities. Those travelling are marketers, students, and sick people, amongst others.
Meanwhile those travelling disclosed to Local Voices Liberia that food and other perishable items are been damaged due to the lack of yellow machines to pull their vehicles out of huge mud that have seized the movement of dozens of vehicles on the highway.
Bad road condition appears to be a major problem for many counties in the country. The Ministry of Public Works recently said it will need several billion dollars to solve the problem over the course of five years.