Grand Kru County is one of the far away from the Capital Monrovia and is inaccessible during mainly the rainy season as roads leading to the county become impassable. The Government of
Days after the decision, a prominent citizen of the county has alarmed that the bridge linking the county to
Gbenimah B. Slopadoe, I told FrontPageAfrica, displaying photos that the bridge is about to collapse and is therefore calling on the Liberian Government and international partners to act in order to avoid a crisis where the county will be completely cut off from the rest of the country.
"The bridge is about to collapse and this is an imminent danger to the county, the county will be completely cut off and people will not have the means to move out, the bridge is sinking and we are calling on the Government and international partners to help the people of Grand Kru county by rebuilding this bridge", said Slopadoe.
According to the former lawmaker, local county officials have informed him that the African development Bank has made commitments to support the project for rebuilding the bridge, but he said, knowing that donor process is time consuming, he is making an urgent call for the
"I am very concerned because it is better to prevent this from happening than to wait and allow it take place before moving in while the people are already suffering the impact", he indicated.
The citizen of Grand Kru also said the decision by the Government of
"Cancelling or postponing the celebration in Grand Kru is not the solution to the problem; we need permanent solution which is the construction of roads, our people need roads, if you travel throughout this country, the people will tell you they need roads, so why not we focus on construction of roads", he averred. He said to connect towns and villages around
Slopadoe is recommending the allocation of
Said Slopadoe "we need to empower our people so that they can fend for themselves, all we can do is to give them good roads, and they will be able to move from one place to another for survival".
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