Friday, 7th December 2012

Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says improving the road network situation in the country remains paramount on the Government’s agenda.  He underscored the critical role of road infrastructure in stimulating greater social economic activities in other sectors of the country.

The Vice President was speaking Monday in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, during formal programs marking the launching of six feeders roads in that County.  Ambassador Boakai said that the project, if completed, will positively impact the movement of people, goods and services as well as enhance access to basic services, including health and education.

Following the formal program at the City’s Administrative Building, the Vice President and other prominent national and county officials drove miles away to the town of Suakarzue, where he broke grounds for the Sukarzue-Yargoupa Feeder Road which also connects with Flown Road.

The Sukarzue-Yargoupa Feeder Road is one of six feeder roads that are under rehabilitation In Nimba County with funding from the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The project is being supervised by the Ministry of Public Works.  The Nimba projects are part of the more than 580 kilometers of feeder roads being rehabilitated throughout the (15) political subdivisions of the country.  The other feeder roads to be rehabilitated in Nimba are the Yarsonnah-Payee Road, Mengbein-Yelekoryee Road, Zorgowee – Dulay Road, Zuluyee-Yehbo and the Sanniquellie-Vamyapa Road. 

 Among key government official present during the ceremonies were Public Works Minister Samuel K. Wood, Nimba County Senior Senator Prince Y. Johnson, and Nimba County Superintendent Christiana Dagadu.              
 Making a statement at the ceremony Public Works Minister Atty. Samuel K. Woods cautioned the contractors to ensure the timely completion of those projects. He said that companies working in those areas must work with people in the communities so as build their capacity for the maintenance of the roads.

The duration of the road rehabilitation projects is 9 months, running from November 2012 to July 2013.