In Lofa Residents Stranded, As River Overflows; Goods And Services Stopped

00211970-7acdbe0ba79704592305969170b0c7c2-arc614x376-w614-us1Report from one of Liberia’s populated counties, Lofa County has disclosed dozens of residents including business people of a local town in the county which is been surrounded by a river  are stranded due to the overflow of the river leaving citizens to be under constrained.

According to a local journalist in the County who spoke to a local radio station in Monrovia today said as a result of this situation, business people who traveled to that part of the Country to purchase foodstuffs for commercial purposes have been stranded for the weeks.

He noted that as a result of this situation, residents who were able to leave the town via canoes out from the river barricaded town to purchase other items like fuel and gasoline spent triple of the amount usually charged.

The local journalist also said the result of the overflowed of the river was a result of the pouring of an endless rains fall for the past few weeks in the County, adding, “Residents of the river barricaded town are appealing for help from the central Government to prevail on the disaster management team setup by the government to come to their aid,” the local journalist speaking further said.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.