The rehabilitation of an 18.8 kilometer road network in Golal Konneh District in Grand Cape Mount County has begun.
The Ministry of Public Works and Sea Rock Liberia Limited, a construction firm is undertaking the road rehabilitation work. The road will link Gbelleh and Dahkytee in Gola Konneh, as well as Gbah Foboi in Gawula District.
Adolphus Drawna, a Resident Engineer of Public Work told The New Dawn that the road had been abandoned for years. He described the upgrading work of the road as “major development and a great relieve for the people”.
He said the project is being funded by the Mona River Resources Mining Company, a mining firm operating in the county, but did not however elaborate on the amount involved.
He, however, stated that the initiative by Mona River Resources is part of the social contract agreement with the citizens; therefore, it should be welcomed by every resident in the district.
Our correspondent who toured the area said when residents in those areas saw vehicles of the Public Work Ministry’s Resident Engineer plying the route, something they have not seen for decades, they burst into jubilation.
The upgrading and rehabilitation of damaged bridges alone the 18.8 kilometer road has passed Darkatee heading to Burphy Village in Gawula District. The official ascribed the locals jubilation to the fact that the road has started to make impact on the lives of the locals, some of whom, he said have not seen a motor car in years, especially for some youth since birth.
Meanwhile, rehabilitation work on another 8.4 kilometer road is expected to kick-off soon in the County.
According to Adolphus Drawna of the Ministry of Public Works, a bid has been put up for the rehabilitation work. He said the road will link Gbesseh to York Island alone the Liberia/ Sierra Leone border.
Our correspondent says this road needs serious attention.