Madam Kerkular said several vehicles including trucks are stranded in the mud between Tuzon and Toe Twn, while another bad road condition is reported between the towns of Saclepia and Tappita.
Mr. Winston Davis gave the reason for the bad road condition between Grand Gedeh and Nimba to lack of road maintenance on the side of Grand Gedeh, while he attributed the Nimba side to heavy rainfalls which caused serious destruction to farms in Nimba County.
Speaking to reporters at the commercial district of Red Light in Paynesville Mr. Davis said if nothing is done to improve the road condition in that part of the country, the prices of agricultural products will go high, with hunger creating additional havoc in these areas.
Authorities at the Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia (FRTUL) said the situation is seriously embarrassing the union as many passengers are stranded in this region, while at the same time their goods are spoiling on a daily basis.
FRTUL local President Sampson Joe said government should have taken a proactive approach before the rainy season but failed to do so due to unnecessary bureaucratic bottleneck which inevitably caused delay in upgrading the road during the dry season.
Mr. Joe said the marketers are part of the transformation agenda for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Government by fostering the 4,000 jobs the Government had promised.
Consumers are complaining about the intolerable high increment in the prices of agricultural commodities on the Liberian market, due to delay by commercial vehicles to enter Monrovia from the rural parts of the country.
Many consumers blame the Government for the hardship in the market places, while others say it is due to heavy inflation against the Liberian dollars.