ProPoor Agenda: President Weah Inspects Several Road Projects In Montserrado

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Monrovia, Liberia- President Geroge Weah in the past few days has been inspecting several community road projects in Montserrado County.

President Weah kicked off his inspection on Friday, October 19, 2018, with a visit to the Doe Community Road Project which is nearing completion, and also visited the Somalai Drive road project and the plank-field market in the same area.

President Weah talking to contractors and government officials during road inspection on Monday

When asked about his impression of the Doe Community Road Project, President Weah said, contractors were doing a very good work and from the way he observed things, the work will be great when completed. He said, the Government of Liberia just didn’t want to give contracts to people and lay back, and that he will make sure that all the road projects he promised the Liberian people, will be done in a perfect and timely fashion. The President said he was happy that residents of the Doe Community was happy, and that he will not just sit, after spending taxpayers money and don’t inspect it.

At Somalia Drive-plank Field Market, President Weah told reporters that he has been informed by the Minister of State that the road construction in that area will begin in November and said that it would be an access to Balil Island, the site of a proposed business district in Monrovia. He said, it is not only about creating access to Balil island, but also the responsibility of government to create a suitable environment for her citizens, while at the same time cutting time of travel to central Monrovia.

On Monday October 22, 2018, President Weah begun his inspection at the Coca-Cola to ELWA road project. Flanked by Minister of State, Nathaniel McGill and Public Works Minister, Mobutu Nyenpan, the President walked along the road for several minutes, engaged in chitchat with contractors and officials of government about the road progress.

President Weah and team walks in the Logan Town area on Monday

After the Coca-Cola to ELWA road inspection, the President and team then made their way to the Logan Town Broad Street site where Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan reiterated his ministry’s commitment to the pro-poor Agenda, and execution of the President’s mandate for creating accessible roads to citizens. He said, most of the roads are expected to be substantially completed by the end of the year, and stated that the simultaneous projects currently ongoing, are reasons for said purpose. Minister Nyenpan said, the government has prioritized Liberian companies for road constructions and to date, six Liberian companies have been awarded contracts for roadwork. The Public Works Minister used the occasion to inform Liberians that another result of bids will be announced on Friday, October 26, 2018, which will award contracts to additional companies, for which Liberian companies are expected to benefit.

Minister Nyenpan said, other rural projects are expected to be visited by the President, and once more highlighted the President’s priority about road construction for development.

President Weah and his team concluded their Monday’s inspection at the Clara Town Road currently being prepped for construction, and to connect with the Doe Community area.