Liberian Leader Cuts Ribbons For Partial Use Of Chugbor, Michael Francis Roads

President George Manneh Weah

President George Manneh Weah has dedicated the Chugbor and Archbishop Michael Francis Road projects respectively for partial use by the public until they are fully completed.

The road projects, which are valued at a little over US $4 million is at the finishing stages and will be officially dedicated by President Weah upon completion.

The two road corridors are being constructed by the SSF Entrepreneur, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works.

These fully-funded government projects are part of its Community Road Development Projects, which seeks to lift poor Librarians from the state of poverty to prosperity through roads construction and development in keeping with its Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

Speaking to journalists at the ceremonies in Monrovia at the weekend, the Liberian leader reconfirmed his administration’s commitment to improving the lives of ordinary Liberians, especially through road connectivity, which is the crust of the PAPD.

The Liberian Chief Executive noted that his government will remain focused on doing the work of the Liberian people for which he was elected and will not give credence to negative criticisms which are intended to sway it from its goals and objectives.

He pointed out that though the projects are not fully completed, he is allowing them to be used by the public and residents of the areas in order to ease traffic congestions in and around Monrovia.

President Weah lauded SSF for the level of work done so far and admonished the management team and workers of the company to complete the projects in keeping with the timetable.

“We will dedicate more roads this 2019, because we made a promise to the Liberian people and we will make sure we keep our promise to them,” the Liberian leader added.

For his part, Deputy Public Works Minister for Technical Services, Claude Langley, reaffirmed the ministry’s commitment to working with the contractors to ensure that projects undertaken by the government meet the basic standards to ensure value for money.

According to Langley, the Ministry places emphasis on road safety such as the construction of drainages and sidewalks which, he noted, are the basic factors of road safety, as the projects are being opened to the public.

Hundreds of residents of both areas turned out to witness President Weah cut the ribbons to open the 2.5 and 2.3 kilometres paved asphalt roads in their respective communities.

Residents of Chugbor and Archbishop Michael Francis communities rejoiced as they sang songs of praises to the Liberian leader for giving them paved roads for the first time; something they earlier saw as being impossible.

It can be recalled that President Weah recently dedicated the 2.7 kilometres Clara Town to Doe Community Road as part of his commitment to fulfilling the PAPD, in the area of road development.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.