The Ministry of Public Works in collaboration with local authorities embarks on construction of two baily bridges along Big Shwen-Grandcess road in Grand Kru County, southeast Liberia.
Assistant Superintendent for Development Joe Sekpeh, says the seventy feet (70ft) baily bridge is currently under construction over Gbatue River before entering Grandcess city where a referral hospital Rally Town, is situated.
He says the ongoing projects were initiated by Senate President Pro-Tempore Albert Chie, and is expected to be completed in two weeks. The appalling condition of the Grandcess road due to woody bridges has over the period created serious embarrassment for citizens and impeded economic growth, posing difficulty particularly for pregnant women and baby mothers who wish to seek medical treatment at the Rally Town hospital.
Superintendent Sekpeh reassures citizens and residents of the county that upon completion, the baily bridges will bring relief not only to them, but bordering counties.
A resident of Barclayville city, Nyanti Williams, in an interview with this paper lauds the Government of Liberia and the county administration for the initiative, which he describes as a great relief, particularly creating access to health care at the Rally Town hospital.
Nyanti notes that if lawmakers from the would be united, Grand Kru County would positively transform in the soonest possible time and development could be rapid.
Meanwhile, Grand Kru County Senator, Doctor Peter Coleman, says rehabilitation work from Norkia to Sassatown beach in Jora Statutory District has been completed.
Sen. Coleman, who also chairs the Grand KruCounty Legislative Caucus, says the project is a joint legislative initiative in collaboration with District#2 Representative, Cllr. Jonathan Fornati Koffa.
The two lawmakers embarked on the initiative to create access to road for citizens in the county. Speaking on Voice of Grand Kru, a community radio station recently, he also said rehabilitation work on Buah-Taybu road has been completed by Golden Veroleum Liberia currently operating in Wedabo, Garraway, and Trehnbo communities, respectively.
Sometimelast year; Senator Coleman constructed the Sassatown-Worklie and Nyankumpo roads, connecting other nearby towns in Dordor Statutory District.
The Grand Kru lawmaker discloses plans are underway by the county administration and the caucus to repair the Norkia-Barclayville road that has not been rehabilitated for years, adding that the county leadership has started holding discussions with partners to buttress their efforts.
Meanwhile, Coleman, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, says that august body is currently validating the draft national budget submitted by President George Manneh Weah.
He says the budget is in the tune of over five hundred million United States Dollars (US$500,000, 000.) and there is also plan for a proposed coastal road to connect Buchanan, in Grabd Bassa to Greenville, Sinoe County and Barclayville in Grand Kru County to Pleebo, Maryland County, respectively.
Senator Coleman explains that Grand Kru County will also benefit sports stadium and vocational school when the budget is approved.
By George K. Momo/ Grand Kru-Editing by Jonathan Browne