Public Works Minister Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan is asking Liberians to be patient as government strives to improve the conditions of roads in the country.
Addressing hundreds of youth at a local intellectual center on Carey Street Friday, 18 January, Minister Nyenpan said the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) is presently engaged with the rehabilitation of several roads including the Dry Rice Market that connects to Mount Barclay.
He discloses that government decided to put emphasis on the route because it connects several communities.
He notes that government will collect road tax for the regular maintenance of the route to ensure its life span.Meanwhile, Minister Nyenpan has applauded residents of the Township of Gardnersville for their meaningful self-help initiative undertaken to give the back route to the Nyanford Town Community a face lift.
He further assures that government is committed to the pro-poor development agenda of the country, urging Liberians to be patient.According to him, government cannot do all of the roads at the same time.Minister Nyenpan discloses that to ensure that most roads are rehabilitated and paved, the MPW has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Liberian contractors to work on short distance roads.
He concludes that government’s intention is to ensure that qualified Liberian engineers are given the opportunity to positively contribute to the social reconstruction process of the country.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley