Public Works Minister William Gyude Moore has reassured citizens of Sinoe and Grand Kru that everything will be done to ensure that this year July 26, 2015 celebration successfully takes place in their respective counties.
The comments were made in both Greenville and Barclayville following four days of rigorous assessment ofroads; bridges and buildings in the two counties expected to co-host the country’s nativity festivities.
The Works’ boss disclosed that having assessed the roads and other infrastructures in the region, he and his team are under no illusion that the road ahead will be rough and tough but with concerted effort and the support of the entire government this year celebration will be a success.
Minister Moore then called on citizens and officials in the two counties to work together and cooperate with the various contractors and partners who are intervening on the roads to make sure that everything goes as planned.
Speaking to journalists in Greenville City, the Works Minister said he was in the county to find out for himself the things that require urgent attention so that roads and building projects are timely implemented. He then lamented the continuous rainfall in southeastern Liberia which over the last few years has delayed project implementation but was quick to mention that what needs to be done will be done in spite of the unavoidable condition brought about as a result of our rapidly changing climate condition and weather patterns due to global warming and environmental degradation.
According to a release from the Ministry, the Minister and team assessed the road from Buchanan to Nimba Junction is expected to be rehabilitated by Mandra, the road from Nimba Junction to Nyfueh’s Town being currently rehabilitated by Solid Rock Liberia, and the segment from Nyfueh’s Town to Greenville City; for which the Ministry is negotiating with Golden Veroleum to rehabilitate through a public-private partnership arrangements. Equally, the road linking Greenville to Barclayville was also assessed and stock taken of the critical spots along the road as well as the housing units constructed by GVL for its workers Butaw, Sinoe County.
For the two key bridges in Greenville City, “We as a government will have to work with all partners including those actively using the Port of Greenville to make sure that the wear and tear observed on the bridges is immediately addressed so as to avoid the situation of these key infrastructures falling into complete disrepair thus affecting the economy of the southeastern region as a whole. One cannot begin to imagine the economic consequences of the situation were this to happen”, Minister Moore averred when he spoke with local authorities in Greenville.
It can be recalled that 2014 July 26 celebration earlier scheduled to be have been held in Sinoe and Grand Kru failed to take placed due several challenges including bad road conditions as was expressed by the Government few weeks to the celebration.