President Sirleaf Visits Flood Affected Areas

Wednesday, 29th August 2007
A partial view of the Kaikpu Bridge on the Monrovia-Bomi Highway.
A partial view of the Kaikpu Bridge on the Monrovia-Bomi Highway.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has visited flood affected areas around Monrovia and its environs. Accompanied by Public Works Minister, Luseni Dunzo and Montserrado County Legislators, the President expressed concern about the level of devastation and the displacement of citizens as a result of the flood.

The President, who also visited the site of a damaged bridge in Brewerville, urged the Public Works Minister to speed up efforts to find solution to the problem. Minister Dunzo, according to an Executive Mansion release, assured the President that Public Works engineers are working along with their UNMIL counterparts to construct a temporary bridge to restore normal transportation between Monrovia and Western Liberia.

The Kaikpu Bridge serves as a major transit point between Monrovia and the rest of Western Liberia. Minister Dunzo said a temporary single lane bridge would be erected in the shortest possible time.
The President, he said, has promised to find resources to facilitate the process.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also visited other flood affected areas including Hotel Africa, St. Paul Bridge Community and Battery Factory in Gardnersville.  The Liberian leader consoled the victims and assured them of governmentís efforts to find a long term solution to the situation.

Affected communities were later presented a consignment of food items by the Office of the President.