USAID-Liberia, under its Farm to Market Road Rehabilitation Project, has dedicated a 39 Kilometers feeder road in Palala, Bong County.
The Road project, implemented by a team of contractors – CDM Smith, 21st Century, SSF and Westwood Corporation, stretches between Palala in Kpaii District and Tolomian through Lehleh in Jorquelleh District #2.
Officially dedicating the project recently, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy said the Liberian Government was grateful to the Government of the United States for its continued assistance to the country, indicating that road will alleviate some of the problems faced by the people in those communities.
Superintendent Mappy emphasized the importance of feeder roads to the country’s agricultural productivity. Speaking on behalf of the U.S. Government, USAID-Liberia Deputy Mission Director, Barbara Dickerson, said the dedication marked the completion of 39 kilometers of farm-to market roads in Bong County.
According to her, the USAID Farm-to-market road project was seeking to complete 530 Kilometers of roads rehabilitated across the country by 2017. She said the goal of rehabilitating the roads in Phase one of its projects was reached, despite the enormous constraints caused by the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.
Madam Dickerson hailed the local contractors and international counterparts for what she called ‘momentous achievements. By Papa Morris from Bong County – Editing by George Barpeen