The Ministry of Public Works has launched a 52.8Kilometers road project in Nimba County. The road, which is being executed under the auspices of the Swedish Government feeder road project, runs from Graie to Bellewalay Town near the Ivory Coast border.
Speaking with reporters recently in Nimba during the formal launch, Deputy Public Works Minister for Feeder Roads, Isaac Paye, said when completed, the road will connect Kparblee district to the Nimba-Grand Gedeh highway.
He said the project is for six months, and added that the Swedish Government along with the Government of Liberia will execute similar project in Bong and Lofa Counties, respectively. Citizens at the ceremony thanked the Government of Liberia for embarking on the initiative.
According to them, the coming of the roads will help to improve their living standard by creating access. Some of the residents said since their areas came into existence about 60 years ago, they had had no access to roads network to take their crops to market, and sick people have died due to bad roads.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Edited by Jonathan Browne