By: Eldred Wlemongar Thomas/GNN Senior Staff
Commuters on a daily basis who ply the Monrovia/Bomi highway are said to be perplexed as they pondered over the unbearable situation they finds themselves as their vehicles are finding it very difficult to smoothly drive to and fro to their various destinations due to the worsening state of the road that leads to the home County of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Speaker Alex J. Tyler, Liberia’s powerful leaders.
According to Western region Correspondent, vehicles are seen in long queues, stuck in huge pile of mud, while their occupants restlessly are transferred with their belongings from one vehicle to another to continue their journey as the road is partially cut off.
The deplorable state of the road has hampered economic activities as the Bomi-Monrovia Highway is been considered as one of the main routes that links many commercial areas in the Western region has paralyzed lots of commercial activities, according to our Correspondent who himself is going this unbearable situation.
Our Correspondent also disclosed that due to this situation, dozens of commercial drivers have resolved to increase transportation fare above the government’s approved fare, while at the same time basic marketers have also resolved to increase the prices of their commodities.
Our contact also said some passengers in the process to transfer from one vehicle to another in order to reach their location at time lost their belongings while been held hostage for several hours mainly around the Nicholas Farm terrain close to the Klay Checkpoint.
The road leading to the Western county of Bomi is usually referred to as Bomi Holes as evident by countless pop holes from Po-River to the Klay Check through Tubmanburg, its Capital.
The Bomi-Monrovia Highway is a route that passes through the county and leads from Cape Mount to neighboring Sierra Leone through Bo-Water, and Gbapolu County as well.
Our contact is quoted as saying Superintendent Samuel Brown due to the seriousness of the situation used his vehicle along with others to collect big rocks from the road side to fill in the holes.
Latest report says some interventions have been made by the Madina Rock Crushers operating in Grand Cape Mount County to help the situation by dumping rocks at the badly damaged spot.
The Ministry of Public Works recently launched the Monrovia-Bomi Highway Rehabilitation road project, but is yet to commence said work.
The project is expected to be financed by the European Union for the rehabilitation of the road from Duala through Bomi County.