Robertsport City: Marketers Speak of Worsen Economic Hardship


Several marketers in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, are complaining and expressing desertification over the price of commodities and the instability of the United States dollars on the Liberian market.

They said the situation has put huge financial burden on them and reduced purchasing powers.

According to cross section of marketers since the inception of Covid-19, transporting goods from Monrovia to Robertsport have been a serious lost in terms of income generation.

Speaking to KMTV, the chair lady of Robertsport Market, Safoa S. Kromah said, since the covid-19 pandemic, things have been difficult for them, in terms of transportation and prices.

“We heard that US rate has come down, but we have not see anything of such because we are still buying with the past USD rate for which the government said it has declined”. She added.

 Madam Kromah who sell dry goods to sustain her family at the same time appeal to the Weah -led government to remain committed to promises made to the Liberian people.

Speaking further, Sonnie Pinney, a marketer in Robertsport said,  the sale of goods are still exorbitant and the USD rate has declined.

According to her, she spend over $2,400LD as transportation for goods purchased in Monrovia.

For her part, Kamah Lava, a charcoal seller  said, she buy a bag of charcoal  for $500Ld and pay $2, 400LD  as transportation as she outline serious economic hardship.