Ganta –Tappita Highway Deplorable

first_imgThe road connecting Ganta to Tappita, Lower Nimba County, via Saclepea is in such a bad state again, it is said to be creating hardships for the towns and villages spanning the road as prices of goods and services have risen far too high for the mostly poor inhabitants to bear.Trucks and trailers carried goods splattered with mud along the road between Kpaytuo Town and the Graie Township, which is among the wost affected parts of the road.Mr. James Yarkerseh Kolor, Director of Christian Foundation Liberia, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) conducting in-service teacher training in Grand Gedeh County, said he had spent three days on the road at the time of this interveiw.“Due to the bad road, we have spent three days on the road, since we left Ganta for Grand Gedeh County to go train the teachers; an exercise which has been going on for about 10 months,” Mr. Kolor told this reporter on the road. “See here,” he pointed on a worst affected spot of the road, as he spoke, “we will be abandoning the car for motorcycles so as to reach quicker.”Mamadee Kamara, a lorry driver told this newspaper how he and his crew spent a week on the road from Ganta before reaching Tappita, because of the pile of mud before reaching Graie Township.“I am transporting rice, vegetable oil to Grand Kru County and it is causing us too much money to get there,” he said.“For every time the truck gets stuck, we spend money to pull it out,” Kamara complained.“I am not using the route to Sinoe with some goods owing to the damaged bridge between Rivercess and Sinoe where we are finding it hard to even reach Grand Geded,” said another driver.He said the road between Grand Gedeh and Sinoe is very bad, so it means they would spend the remaining time for the trip on the high way.The Daily Observer gathered that prices of rice and other commodities have gone up from L$1700 to L$2000 in Tappita and L$2200 in Zwedru respectively.The prices of petroleum product are said to be skyrocketing, thus causing transportation fares to also go up from L$1500 to L$2500 between Ganta to Zwedru. The price hikes are directly connected to the deplorable road condition on that frequently traveled route. Travelers moving between Ganta and Tappita are often using motorcycles, which fares have also gone from L$1000 to L$1750.Last year, the same road condition became deplorable leaving many vehicles bearing food and fuel supplies bound for the southeast stranded for sometimes more than an entire week. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Petron turns back F2 Logistics to keep PSL Grand Prix crown

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Petron brushed off a third set jolt to defeat F2 Logistics, 26-24, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19, Saturday night and successfully retain the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Tamaraws finally put past behind them to return to UAAP men’s volleyball finals SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Blaze Spikers counted on imports Khat Bell and Stephanie Niemer to capture their sixth conference title, the most by any team so far.All in all, Petron won 19 of 20 matches in the conference — including its first 17 games — missing out on the opportunity to sweep the title after dropping Game 1 of the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNiemer scored 29 points, while Khat Bell had 19 points for the Blaze Spikers. They also got ample help from local middle blocker Remy Palma who added 14 markers, including clutch hits in the fourth set.PLDT wound up third, while Cignal was fourth place. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more