Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh have held talks aimed at addressing issues of bad road conditions across the country.
The talks were amid complaints by citizens of Montserrado and other parts of the country about the government’s failure to rehabilitate existing roads and construct good ones.
VP Boakai, during a visit last weekend to the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, emphasized the need for roads development across the country.
According to him, the issue of bad road was at the center of the government’s priorities, and that plans were underway by authorities of the Ministry of Public Works to respond to the concerns of the
VP Boakai informed journalists at the end of the close-door meeting with Minister Konneh that the construction of roads will create free movement and expand the agriculture sector, adding that
farmers would bring their produce to the market on time.
He indicated that it was important for the government to indentify means that would result to the construction of several roads during the dry season.
“Many at times, we listen to our citizens that nothing is being done to address the issue of bad roads; but engineers cannot rehabilitate or construct a road during raining season, rather during the dry
season. So we are positive that their problem will soon be addressed,” he added.
VP Boakai noted that Liberia’s problem was mainly the road network- something he said, has created a problem for the agriculture and other sectors.
He made it clear that his visit to the Ministry of Finance, not limited to a single ministry, was part of his scope of operations as Vice President of Liberia to ascertain information about the welfare
“We don’t have to sit all of the time to call or invite Ministers to acquire information about their institutions, but it is also good to go there as a person to get the actual understanding of what’s going
on,” said Boakai.
It can be recalled that Minister Konneh in an interview recently said the Government is making significant progress in its post-Ebola recovery plan.