GoL And Kuwaiti Funds Sign $20 Million USD Loan Agreement For Konia-Voinjama Road Up-grade


The government of Liberia and the Kuwaiti funds have signed a 20 million United States dollar loan agreement for up-grading the Konia to Voinjama road project.

The project according to Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan, when completed, will make the north-Western part of the Country easily accessible and accelerate inter and cross border trades.

The achievement of the 65 kilometers of road connecting Gbarnga to Voinjama, Minister Nyenpan explained, will also enhance the current economic status of inhabitants of the Mano River Union Countries.

The Liberian Public Works Minister promised to ensure what he calls value for money during the execution of the $20 million dollars.

At the signing ceremony, Minister Nyenpan informed Journalists that road connectivity remains a primary priority of the George Weah Administration.

He further stated as a key priority, the pro-poor government will endeavor to connect Liberia to Liberians.

Minister Nyenpan noted that President Weah attaches importance to road connectivity because according to him, “bad road is a threat to national security”.

He furthered that if bad roads are rehabilitated, it will enable the government to improve other sectors of the society.

For his part, Deputy Director General for administration and Finance of the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development Nedhal Alolayan expressed hope that the project will be implemented with the highest degree of efficiency.

He assured the Liberian Government of Kuwaiti Fund’s continuous support in its efforts to develop the Country.

“We are certain that Kuwait fund participation in this project will contribute positively to the social and Economic development of Liberia” says Mr. Alolayan.