Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Unveils Development Envelops For Liberia


Following official trip to Japan, Deputy Presidential Secretary Smith Toby has termed the trip as very successful.

According to Mr. Smith, The Japanese Government has recommitted itself to the development effort to Liberia.

Making the disclosure Tuesday, Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Smith Toby said the Japanese Government has made available final materials for the completion of the 14th Omega International Market project which is ongoing.

He said Liberia’s bilateral partner also agreed to construct a major stretch of road from the Gabriel Tucker Bridge in Central Monrovia and Via Town to the St. Paul Bridge on the Bushrod Island in District 15th Montserrado County.

Speaking in an exclusive interview Tuesday the Deputy Press Secretary pointed out that Japan has also expressed keen interest to invest in youth empowerment and Fisheries sectors of Liberia.

As part of that effort, he noted that Japan will provide some motorized boats to the National Fisheries and AquaCulture Authority to help make it work more effective.

On the sporting scene, Mr. Toby said plans are in the making for Japan to construct a modern stadium in Liberia.

“Youth Empowerment is also a major focus of the Japanese government to Liberia”, he indicated.

Currently the Japanese Government is constructing the Somalia Drive Road and is as well a major funder to the Omega International market project.

Additionally, Liberia’s friendly nation (Japan) is also planning as part of its continued infrastructure development to build a modern market in Duala in the tune of around 4m as modalities leading to the project is in the making.

Meanwhile President George Weah has commended his counterpart for the continued assistance to Liberia.

As a means of showing appreciation to Japan, Mr. Toby said President Weah has a proposed plan to change the name for the Somalia Drive ongoing road project upon completion and through legislative approval to Japan’s High-way.

He said the trip was a landmark one noting that key Ministries and Agencies of Government were represented and provided their cases for Liberia   to include: Public Works, Commerce, Health, Education, Agriculture, National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority as major outcomes are underway soon.