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Hyde Sand Mining Company rehabilitates Diggsville road

A Chinese Sand Mining Company, Hyde, has rehabilitated the deprived Diggsville road in Montserrado County.

The road, which connects Caldwell and Barnerville to Red Light, has a population of hundreds of inhabitants that commute.

It can be recalled that during the rainy season, the much-talked-about Diggsville Road deteriorated over time, resulting in potholes and cracks, making it difficult to traverse.

Anthony J. Borbor, the local manager of Hyde Sand Mining Company in Caldwell explained the rehabilitation was long needed, “and is very important for commuters and vehicles, especially for children to have access to their school and others.”

Mr. Borbor indicated that the lack of roads in the district is a major challenge for locals; a situation he said that his company is committed to doing.

He said the rehabilitation of the Diggsville road will ease the movement of the people, especially those seeking medication from other communities like Caldwell to the Barnesville Health Center.

Mr.Borbor also called on the government through the Ministry of Public Works to prioritize road connectivity to improve the lives of rural Liberians. 

He said the absence of a road has caused a lot of embarrassments for the community including students and motorcyclists that ply the road during the rainy season.

The scope of works being undertaken includes resurfacing the worn road.

Mr. Borbor assured residents of the areas that they will continue to give back to the community in which they operate.

Michael, a pedestrian, told this paper that “it is nice to see that Hyde Sand Mining Company is doing a good job getting the road done and that the road users would appreciate that.”

He said he embraces road rehabilitation since he uses the road frequently and he hopes the company continues to have other roads rehabilitated in Caldwell.

Marcus, who drives his car regularly on that road, said that Hyde has done a wonderful thing. The man said, being on the rehabilitated road “feels good”.

James Paul, a motorcycle rider said “I appreciate Hyde Sand Mining Company so much for the hard work done. “We are so happy about Diggsville Road. The road was in deplorable condition but now that the company is rehabilitating it, I am very happy. I am also calling on all motorcyclists to please slow down because people will be walking along the road.”

For several years now, Hyde Sand Mining Company, as part of its corporate social responsibility programs has regularly rehabilitated community roads in Caldwell as well as provided other support to the community when the need arises.–Dispatch


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