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Rev. Dr. Simeon Dunbar of the Liberty Christian Center Rev. Dr. Simeon Dunbar of the Liberty Christian Center

Independence Day Orator Wants Special Road Toll Introduced Across Major Highways In Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - In a move to properly and effectively maintain roads across the country, a Liberian clergyman, Rev. Dr. Simeon Dunbar of the Liberty Christian Center, has called for the introduction of toll system across major highways in the country.

According to him, the maintenanceof roads is still a challenge for the Coalitionfor Democratic Change(CDC) led-Government, but with the introduction of said system, it will help alleviate some of the financial burdens on the government.

Liberia is expected to introduce its first toll on the Robert International Highway upon the completion of the project. Making the disclosure during the ground breaking ceremony of the RIA highway project recently, President George Manneh Weah said the toll will be situated at the St. John Bridge in lower Margibi County and will help alleviate traffic and raise meaningful revenue for the government and the system in particular.

Dr. Dunbar, in said respect ,praised the current administration for such great and strategic move, including  its ongoing road connectivity in and around Montserrado and across the country at large, but stressed that more still need to be done. He, however, underscored the need to pay tribute to fallen heroes and heroines of Liberia by renaming major highways and streets in their respective honors.

In said regard, he wants the Monrovia to Ganta Highway be renamed to William R. Tolbert Highway, while the Ganta to Zwedru Highway to be renamed to Jackson F. Doe Highway and the Zwedru to Harper Highway upon full completion to be renamed to Samuel K. Doe Highway among others. According to him, recognizing people for their contributions to society is very pivotal and can serve as a motivate for current and future leaders to do more for their motherland.

On the other hand, he urged the government to invest in vocational education by duplicating the Booker T. Washington Institute module across the country‘s  education districts in Liberia. This, he said, will go a long way for the system and the younger generation at large.

He was also quick to warn Liberians not to overlooked the country’s educational system, because according to him, it is a collective effort that should be worked on by all and not government or few people in particular. He also called for the re-evaluation of the decentralization policy of the country  to ensure that empowerment of the rural population is felt as well as making them become more productive in key sectors especially agriculture. The Liberty Christian Center President and founder made these remarks when he served as the Country’s 173rd Independence Day orator.

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