Market Women in Lofa County have expressed frustration over the bad conditions and termed the situation as having serious constrain hammering their businesses due to bad roads in the county.
The marketers disclosed the unfortunate situation when speaking to a scope of Journalists on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in Voijama City, Lofa County. At the same time, the market women indicated that they are faced with several challenges on a daily basis, due to the bad road network in that part of the country.
According to market women in the county, they have experienced losses on many occasions due to delays in getting their goods to town on time.
The marketers at the same time lamented that due to bad road conditions, the prices of commodities are increasing in the county on a regular time; something they described as worrisome for ordinary people in the county.
During the conversation, the market women also used the occasion to lament specific challenges. A cup of rice in Voinjama City, Lofa County is now being sold for L$100 on grounds that a bag of rice rice is sold for an higher amount.
The marketers at the same time called on President George Weah to see reasons to bring to an end the many challenges they face in regard to bad road issues and to enable them to have smooth trading.
“We are only surviving on our little selling. Without this, we will not survive easily. So, Mr. President, we want for you to please help us face our roads, they acknowledged”.
Also providing her ordeal to the journalists, the Liberia Marketing Association Deputy Superintendent of Lofa County, Finda Boakai, said her sellers have been complaining on a daily basis about the bad roads in the county.
Madam Boakai said she wants the government of Liberia to ensure that the bad road condition in the County comes to an end.
Meanwhile, journalists who are currently attending the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) 57th Anniversary celebration in Voinjama City, Lofa County were seen pushing vehicles on roads, due to bad road condition in the county.
The four vehicles were transporting a scope of journalists from Montserrado County to Lofa County. They get stuck in the mud during their journey on a regular basis because of the road condition.
The journalists were seen digging in the mud to get their vehicles through to their destinations .
The road conditions in Lofa are not just bad, they are terrible.