Despite the economic challenges the ordinary people of Liberia are experiencing on a daily basis the CDC led government of President George Weah appears to be placing more emphasis on road development than the bread and butter issues of Liberia.
Currently prices of basic commodities on the local market are sky rocketing, however, 2018/2019 draft national budget before National Legislature puts road development as one of President Weah’s top priorities and it is said to be taken giant step across the Country evidence of several loan agreements and negotiations been approved thus far including those that are in the pipe line.
As part of additional initiative on Wednesday,June 13,2018, the Liberian leader will sign into law two loan agreements worth $956m.
Both agreements will have roads paved from Grand Bassa to Rivercess, Rivercess to Sinoe, Sinoe to Grand Kru, Grand Kru to Maryland, Madina to Robertsport, Bomi to Gbarpolu, Nimba to Grand Gedeh, Toe Town to Ivory Coast border, Grand Gedeh to Sinoe county and Barnesville Junction to 12th Street in Sinkor respectively.
Furthermore,The loans will also construct seven mini sport stadiums in seven counties including Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Maryland, Grand Kru, Rivercess, Bomi and Gbarpolu including state of the art vocational training center in Sinoe County.
At the same time the Pro poor President as he is referred to as completed arrangement with Mittal Steel for the pavement of the road from Ganta to Yekepa valued at $48m.
As part of that deal,the government will contribute $12m for the pavement,adding by completing inspection of pavement of road from Gbarnga to Voinjama cities respectively.
It is expected at the end of 2023 that additional 1500km of roads will be paved throughout the Country.
Geographically, Liberia has over 11,000km of roads and only 734km of roads have been paved since 1847,this the Government through Public Works Minister Mabutu Nyenpan noted will be changed under the CDC led administration.
Roads connection across the Country serves as the driving force to the growth and development of Liberia and it is key to all sectors of Liberia.
In the midst of the current hardship facing the masses, the ruling establishment believes that with the connection of farm to market roads including linking of all Counties capitals through pave roads the people stands to benefit immensely.