President George Weah has mandated Public Works Minister to ensure that all feeder roads in Monrovia are paved.
The Liberian leader spoke Saturday July 28, 2018 when he broke ground for the expansion and rehabilitation of the stretch of road between ELWA and Coca Cola factory, which is expected to be completed in two years.
The European Union and World Bank are financing the road project at the cost of US$11 million through the Liberia Reconstruction Trust Funds (LRTF).
Following the ground breaking ceremony, President Weah urged the Public Works Minister to work with the Minister of Finance and Development Planning in executing the mandate.
The President said he was under obligation to meet needs of the Liberian people who overwhelmingly supported him, noting, it was about time that he proves himself worthy of the trust reposed him by Liberians.
“When I came to you, I stated that I will be the bridge that will connect Liberia and Liberians; and I still stand on the promise that I am the bridge between Liberia and Liberians,” President Weah pointed out.
He promised to do everything within his reach to make Liberia a better place than it has been over the last 171 years.
“I will make sure that Liberians can leave from here to the interior and come back the same day. When you ask me for my platform, I will tell you my platform is to build the road network.”
The Liberian leader however commended Liberia’s development partners including the European Union and World Bank for standing with Liberia in its quest for infrastructural transformation.
“There are lots people who said when George Weah wins the EU, the World Bank will run away; but today they are here with us more vigorous and committed to make ensure that we achieve our goals,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Weah haspraised Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan for the excellent work he is doing, especially in the Doe Community area and other projects.