Construction works on the 39 kilometers road from Ganta to Saclepea has commenced following the groundbreaking ceremony by President George Weah in Ganta, Nimba County.
Speaking during the ceremony, President Weah said the road project is in fulfillment of his promises made to the people of Nimba and Liberians in general. The project is being implemented by a Chines company CICO and will last for twenty-two months with a cost of US$30.3 million from the Liberian government.
President Weah noted that the second phase, Saclepea to Tappita will commence next year, as the government is working with partners to construct the roads from Tappita, Nimba County to Zwedru, Grand Gedeh and from Fish Town River Gee to Zwedru Grand Gedeh for city connectivity.
The president revealed that his government is also connecting the road from Ganta to Sannniquellie and by extension to the Ivory Coast border. Dr. Weah acknowledged that road development is very important to finical development of the country.
He later recognized the efforts of Liberia’s later Public Works Minister, Mabutu Vlah Nyenpan, to worked to ensure that the projects are actualized. The Liberian leader said the late Nyenpan was always working in the interest of the Liberian people through his ministry.
He thanked partners for their support to his government’s PAPD Agenda and praised the Public Works Ministry for their hard work to the country’s development.
In another development, President Weah has endorsed Jeremiah Koung for Nimba senatorial seat.