The Government of Liberia on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 started a vigorous demolition exercise of structures captured in the Right of Way (RoW), as the construction of the Ganta-Saclepea road is set to commence shortly.
The Ganta-Saclepea road corridor (39 Km) is the first segment of the Ganta-Zwedru road (210 Km).
It was actually a dramatic scene as citizens could not withhold their excitement about the road construction.
They believed that the road will definitely bring relief to farmers who will be able to easily bring their produce to the market easily once the pavement is fully completed.
“We want bad road medicine George Weah.” This is slogan that citizens were here chanting as they hailed the President of Liberia for kick-off of the Ganta-Saclepea road.
The Chief Executive of Liberia, President George Weah broke ground for the road corridor between Ganta and Saclepea mid December 2020 and promised to make it his priority.
With the pavement set to kick-off soon, the construction is being contracted by renowned Chinese construction company, CICO.
Though the main date of the actual construction process is yet to be fully disclosed but, it is believed that the construction work will start as soon as the demolition exercise is finally done with.
“Liberian people we like to see for ourselves, so they’ve seen the reality..the work is going on.” Gompa City Mayor Amos N.G. Suah expressed.
“I’m actually overwhelmed because the government is working. This demolition is just the prelude to the entire work.” He further stated.
He said the road [Ganta-to-Saclepea] is going to bring so much relief to my people in Gompa.
Mrs. Oretha Barleah, a market woman in Ganta explained,” I’m so happy to see this development going on. I feel so good because our president is working.
When this road is opened, there will be more people coming and I’ll have plenty customers to buy my market[goods].
It’ll also make it easy for me to get my bitter balls from the farm because once the road is good, the transportation fare will always be cheap.”
The Ganta-Saclepea road corridor links the entire counties in the Southeastern region of the country including Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, River Gee and Sinoe amongst other.
When fully paved, citizens will definitely find it easy to asset Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita.
Meanwhile, Liberians in the southeast who battle mud to find their way through a must a deplorable road during rainy season of each year will certainly be contented as they will now drive on a paved road.