Roads & Agriculture, Principle Drivers of The PAPD, Says: President George Manneh Weah


As the Coalition for Democratic Change led Government strives to effectively run the affairs of the State, the emperor of the Land has so far seen a living legacy in two sectors of the Country, Roads construction and Agriculture.

At his third annual report to members of the National Legislature and the general public on Monday January 27, 2020 President George Weah described road infrastructure as a principle driving force to the Government’s development plan envelop, the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD)

Currently the Government has completed over 200 kilometers of pave roads in Montserrado County and across other parts of the Country, disclosed Sekou Kalasco Damaro, special aid to the President, a great improvement which should not go unnoticed as more are expected, added Mr. Damaro.

According to the Liberian leader his administration will not rest until his dream of connecting the Country through paved roads is achieved.

He disclosed the commencement of a 50m,  96km coastal corridors road project, a legacy dream initiative which he pointed out upon full completion of the technical and other formalities, will come into effect this year.

The Liberian leader additionally and specifically named: The Grand Kru to Sinoe corridors as part of the initiative, A 50km Karweaken to Harper corridors and a 16km Harper to Cavalla road linking Ivory Coast including the Fish-Town Rivergee County road project which he stated pavement will begin this year and a possible completion as well.

Dr. Weah lauded some international partners for their assistance to the realization of his Government’s development envelop, the “PAPD”.

Moreover, In Northern and Central parts of Liberia a long stretch of road between Gbarnga to Salayea he added will have a fair share of the road infrastructure development package while the Sanniquellie to Loquoto corridors including Yekepa and many others will also benefit road pavement which eventually will fast track other development initiatives across Liberia.

The Connection of roads,  the Nation’s chief executive stressed will be a pace sector for Liberia’s dying Agriculture sector.

According to him it is time to practically lead the effort for a dynamic agriculture sector of the Country.

He emphasized that a vibrant agriculture program for a fast economic growth process is the surest way to go for Liberia but in the absence, he foresees some challenges.

Due to the huge potential for growth in the Agriculture sector and as a means of creating competition and opportunity for the sector including its direct stakeholders and beneficiaries, President Weah has suspended tariff on agriculture products in the Country, a disclosure that was greeted with cheers in the hall on Monday.

In the wake of some of the good plan programs and strategists in the making only practical and tangible implementation is the way out in order to revive the sector and as ongoing road projects are said to be ongoing while plans are in the making to begin some of them as well, fast tracking of these projects is key in order to meet up with time deadlines versus the rainy season as durability of these roads is also a cardinal component that should be taken into consideration.