In an effort to connect major road corridors of the Country, development partners have again recommitted themselves to building Liberia’s road infrastructure across the Country.
As testimony of their commitment, Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh disclosed that 100M United States Dollars has been made available to construct, rehabilitate and provide maintenance of key road projects in Liberia.
Speaking to Executive Mansion Reporters Tuesday December 10, 2019 at his Foreign Ministry Office Mr. Kelgbeh said the Swedish Government as part of the 100 Million will provide 15m for the rehabilitation and maintenance of roads while African Development Bank as well as the ECOWAS-Bank will provide 50 million for the construction of the Grand Kru to Sinoe Counties Roads.
Additionally, the European Union and the European Development Bank and other partners have also made available 35m for the construction of the Sanniquellie to Loquato roads respectively.
Plans Mr. Kelgbeh noted are in the making for the ground breaking ceremony of the projects soon especially in Zehkinpah, Nimba County.
Roads connectivity has been one of the major priorities of the Coalition for Democratic Change led Government as according to President Weah in one of his policy statements “Road serves as the backbone and door opener to other sectors in terms of fast growth process.
“When we connect our major roads including Counties Capitals, it will give us added boost to our agriculture, employment, health and educational sectors respectively”, Kelgbeh added.
Currently there have been some level of great relief for some residence of Montserrado County who are now benefiting from pave roads including other parts of Liberia as the Government, he indicated is working hard to continue in such direction.
The Presidential Press Secretary told executive Mansion reporters that President Weah remains grateful and appreciative to development partners for their continued support towards Liberia’s developmental initiative.
Bad roads have been one of the impediments of fast growth in Liberia and when fully completed the three major road corridors will help in the smooth movement of people as well the fast transport of goods and services from farm to market roads respectively.
Mr. Kelgbeh at the same time pointed out that there is massive progress towards ongoing Development projects of President George Weah.
According to him the Popo Beach phase two project is in its advance stage while the Omega International Market Project has gone about 60% completed.
Meanwhile President Weah Tuesday on behave of the Government along with other national leaders signed the book of condolence for fallen Statesmen: Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine
President Weah in a brief statement said he and the Country in general will missed Cllr. Brumskine for his national service to the Country and its people over the years especially as a seasoned lawyer and former political leader of the opposition Liberty Party.
He said Cllr. Brumskine despite political line had Liberia at heart for that he will be really missed.