- Search Results
Commuters Complain About Hike In Transport Fares
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2014

Bomi County Flag




Commuters Complain About Hike In Transport Fares

By David Seedee, LINA Bomi County Correspondent

TUBMANBURG, July 21 (LINA) - Commuters in Bomi County say the arbitrary hike in transport fares is hindering their social and economic interests.

The commuters, who are mostly business people traveling between the capital Monrovia and Bomi County, say commercial vehicle drivers in the county are increasing transport fares daily.

Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency on Saturday in Cooper Town, Suehn Mecca District, businesswoman Fatu  Sando said the drivers sometimes confiscate their goods when they do not pay the exorbitant fares.  

She added that in most instances, marketers do not receive their goods from the drivers after they later pay the fares.

She said the Federation of Road Transportation Unions of Liberia (FRTUL) has remained silent on the issue, despite several complaints by commuters.

She said the transportation fare from the capital Monrovia to Tubmanburg, the provincial capital of Bomi County, was formerly L$200 but was hiked to L$225.

When contacted, the Vice President of FRTUL Bomi County branch, Mohammed Fofana, confirmed the hike in transport fares in the county, but said it was due to the increase in the price of gasoline.

 He said fuel stations that sold a gallon of gasoline for L$375 are presently selling a gallon for L$400.



latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency