Bad Road Hinders Development in Sanoyea


Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted March 16, 2005


The condition of roads, including farm – to – market is said to be retarding progress and development in Sanoyea District, Bong County.

According to a prominent citizens of the district, Mr. Momo Tehmeh, Jr. this is causing serious hardship for citizens residing in the district, most especially farmers who cannot easily get their goods to the market.

He told the FORUM that the main road leading from Totota through the district is on the verge of closing up and bridges are still damaged, stressing that nothing is being done to rehabilitate the roads in Sanoyea District.

Mr. Tehmeh noted that the deplorable condition of roads in Sanoyea is also causing deaths on a daily basis because people who are critically ill cannot get to the Phebe Hospital on time.

Another issue Mr. Tehmeh touched on is the roaming in the district by disarmed ex-fighters without anything to do. He observed that those ex-combatants who are not enrolled in any academic or vocational institution could be used by the UNMIL to recondition roads and bridges in Sanoyea District.

For him, the United Nations Mission in Liberia has abandoned the people of Sanoyea by failing to help in the process of rehabilitating roads, health and educational facilities in a district he considers “the brain of Bong County.”

He called on the NTGL and UNMIL to help the people of the district by ensuring that their children who participated in the civil war are properly rehabilitated and reintegrated into the Liberian society so that they can meaningfully contribute their quota to the development of Liberia.

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