Marshall Road Deplorable and Abandoned
The hope of the people of Marshall and surrounding towns and villages in Margibi County may just be too far from being a reality owing to the fact that their road network may not be among the current priorities of the Liberian Government.
The main road leading to Marshall City from the Schefflien intersection on the Robertsfied Highway continues to be untouchable and discouragingly deplorable despite the presence of the prestigious maritime Training Institute in Marshall City. As a result of the deplorable road network, prices of basic goods and services continue to increase daily without compromise due to high transportation fares.
A few residents on the highway told the New Dawn-Liberia Wednesday, that the Marshall Road has remained untouched in terms of reconstruction or rehabilitation prior to and since the inception of the current Liberian administration.
They said the government’s road rehabilitation exercises have always isolated the Marshall Road as if they too, were not citizens to benefit from the administration’s development programs.
“Can you imagine, from the junction (reference to Scheifflein intersection) to Marshall City is a short distance; but because of the bad road, it looks far; for tourism and the interest of the Liberia Marine Training Institute, the governments needs to fix this road,” Simeon Lloyd, a 60-year old male resident told this paper on Wednesday.
He expressed the hope that the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Public Works would turn its focus on the Robertsfied Highway-Marshall Road in the shortest possible time for rehabilitation and pavement since the area is a major tourism sector.
“We cannot do all those roads in the absence of budgetary allocation; amidst such constraints, we can only talk to our partners to help,” said Christian Harris, Acting Director for Public Affairs at the Ministry of Public Works when contacted Thursday.
He noted that there were so many untouched roads, including most of the avenues in Sinkor, Monrovia because the Ministry of Public Works was financially incapacitated to either redo or rehabilitate them.