Several Persons, Vehicles Stranded in Southeast

first_imgThe roads to Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County and the southeast, are an economic hazard for half of the year, every year in Liberia, due to the rains.The Daily Observer has gathered that due to the bad road network in the southeast of the country, several persons traveling that way, as well as their vehicles, are stranded. The passengers and their vehicles, the report said, got stranded about a week ago, and they are reportedly running out of food and water.The report was corroborated by dispatchers at Monrovia/Grand Gedeh Parking Station, who confirmed that hundreds of businessmen, women, aid agency vehicles and commuters are stranded due to the deplorable road conditions. They added that the passengers and the vehicles were stuck in the muddy areas of the road.As a result, some of the stranded vehicles have reportedly developed mechanical faults on the highway near the security post at Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County. Meanwhile, there are also reports that goods, which some of the stranded persons were carrying to Zwedru, have begun to rot as a result of being confined for so long.During the weekend, some of the stranded passengers, contacted via mobile phone, told the Daily Observer that they have been stranded for two weeks.They further noted that to send their messages to Monrovia and other areas, they have to travel about four to five miles and climb high hills to get network signal to call relatives and friends. Businessman George B. Bleeton, 48, said he was disappointed because “If we remain stranded with these perishable goods for another week, we will incur loses thus hindering our businesses.” Mr. Bleeton added that the stranded passengers are running out of basic necessities such as food and safe drinking water. “We only want the government to fix the very bad parts of the road for now and wait for the dry season to do real work on this highway,” one of the passengers pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Harry Redknapp unlikely to return as Jordan boss but grateful for opportunity

first_img1 Harry Redknapp is willing to act as an advisor for Jordan but is unlikely to return as boss. The former Tottenham manager’s two-game deal finished after a 5-1 defeat in Australia on Tuesday ended Jordan’s chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup. They missed out on reaching the next stage of the Asian section by a point despite an 8-0 win over Bangladesh in Redknapp’s first game last week. Redknapp, who was initially appointed by president of the Jordan FA Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, was open to extending his stay if they had progressed but still wants to help even if he is not manager. He said: “I would help them, the Prince or anyone, free of charge. I would meet them in London, have a chat and if they want me to do anything any time then I’m only too pleased to do it.“I would do a little bit of stuff if they wanted me to. If I could help in any way then I would give my time because they were fantastic people. I don’t know what full-time (manager) would be but I couldn’t go and live away. I would like to see them get one of their own lads in.“I would have loved to have qualified for the Prince and all the people there. It was a great experience for me, something I’ll never forget and something I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.” Redknapp, also an advisor at Derby, was joined by long-time assistant Kevin Bond and conceded Tuesday’s game in Sydney was a step too far for Jordan.The ex-QPR boss said: “They were on a different level to us. Australia drew 2-2 with Germany, the world champions, and go to play England in a few weeks. “Our lads are great lads but their set-up is on another level. There’s always a gulf, that’s football. “But they were special people. All of the coaching staff stayed up (after the game). They wouldn’t go to bed because our flight was at 6:30 in the morning. They sat with us in the hotel until we left for the airport, even though they were tired.”READ HERE – Harry Redknapp on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: ‘Mauricio Pochettino to Manchester United? Why would he want to leave Tottenham?’ Harry Redknapp agreed to take charge of Jordan’s final two Group B World Cup qualifiers last_img read more