The Chief Executive Officer of Brother Design, Smith Nugba, has described as a ‘death trap’ the newly dedicated Japanese Freeway, due to the lack of electricity on the road.
Speaking Wednesday in an exclusive interview with Dakpannah 24 on the Bushrod Island, Nugba said he commends the Coalition for Democratic Change-led government for the implementation of the former Somalia Drive, now Japanese Freeway project, including other major developments across the country, but stressed that it poses a serious threat to citizens for vehicle drivers, including motorbike and tricycle riders to travelon that road without electricity.
He also called on President George Weah and members of the Liberian Legislature to swiftly address the matter, noting that it will also be in the interest of the Liberian people if each lawmaker contributes a little cash from the recently allotted US $30,000 to each lawmakers
for legislative engagements.
The Brother Design CEO further indicated that the government of Liberia should not delay until citizens die as a result of accidents before addressing the light situation on the road, adding that many ordinary and prominent citizens had died on the Roberts Field highway due to the lack of electricity.
Nugba said the government of Liberia should not depend on the Japanese government again to electrify the road, suggesting that the Liberian government can alternatively use money from the government’s Road Fund for electrification of the Japanese Freeway project.
Meanwhile, the Brother Design Chief Executive Officer is admonishing citizens to be careful while crossing the road at any time, stressing that the Japanese Freeway is now free and moving objects are always on excessive speed.
He also called on drivers and bike riders to always reduce their speed, especially during the night hours so as to avoid accidents, which according to him may result in a casualty.