Credibility Of East Int’l Construction Company Questions, As Weah Ask Not To Hastily Prevail On Senate For RIA Highway Contract

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Some Liberians who have over the years followed the handiwork of East International Construction Company, a Chinese based construction company are seriously sounding a warning to the Liberian leader, President George Weah not to prevail on the National Legislature to accept the awarding of the Roberts International Airport highway or expressway contract to this company.

GNN has reliably learned that authorities from the Ministry of Public Works are reportedly doing everything possible to persuade members of the legislature through the executive branch to hastily pass a bill that will authorize this Chinese company to be awarded the RIA contract.

Sources closed to the National Legislature prior to its recess have confided in the GNN that the Minister of Public Works, Mobutu Nyanpen over the past weeks has been working around the clock between the Capitol Building and the office of the President allegedly doing all in his powers to convince the executive for this latest move.

According other sources that hinted this outlet also disclosed that recently the Liberian leader, President George Weah wrote the Plenary of the senate requesting that body to ratify a contractual agreement between the Government of Liberia and East International Construction Company to be awarded this expressway, the RIA highway for reconstruction.

According to GNN investigation, several projects that were awarded to the company by the former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are yet to be completed as series of complaints by residents of those areas reportedly grew to a level that allegedly made them to question the credibility of this owned Chines Company.

Other sources also hinted that East International Construction, a Chinese-owned company, with no history of work anywhere else in the world, should not be awarded the contract since that area being talked about is significant to foreign and other visitors who use that very important route on a daily basis.

However, some members at the legislature who spoke to our reporter said they will not rush in ratifying this contract for the company, and further noted that more investigation will be made upon their return to the Capitol from their break.

Efforts to contact the Minister of Public Works, Mobutu Nyanpen failed as our staff took up time to visit the office of the Minister, and the Director of Public Affairs at the Ministry.

However, more investigation is being done as to the credibility of this company which report said has no history in road construction work.

Investigation continues

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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.