President George Manneh Weah has dedicated two additional asphalt paved community roads including the Chugbor Road in Sinkor and the Bishop Michael Francis Road in Kpelle Town Community, Congo Town.
The Bishop Michael Francis Road in Kpelle Town actually started during former President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf’s regime, but it was completed and dedicated on 4 January 2019 along with the Chugbor Road in Sinkor by Mr. Weah’s government.
The dedication of the Churgbor Road is so far the second feeder road started and dedicated by President Weah’s government.
On Christmas Eve, Mr. Weah dedicated a 2.7 kilometer road connecting Doe Community to Clara Town on Bushrod Island, the first among several feeder roads his government is constructing.
Jubilant residents greeted President Weah during the roads dedication exercises in Chugbor and Kpelle Town.
Speaking to journalists during the dedications on 4 January, Mr. Weah said he wants to see good roads in the feeder areas.He expresses happiness that rainy season in 2019 will not give citizens hard times, especially school kids.
“Children that are going to school will go to school, their uniforms don’t have to be dirty in mud and what have you,” he says.
According to President Weah, the idea to build all the feeder roads is to make the city accessible.
Deputy Public Works Minister for Technical Services Claude Langlay says they are still working on the road, noting that they have another layer to be added as well as the drainages and sidewalks.
Community leaders including Chugbor Community Chairman Edwin J. Goodridge and Kpelle Town Community Chairman John T. Clark applauded President Weah and his officials for the road projects, saying they are so grateful.
The community leaders in separate remarks say it has been a long awaited day to see roads pass through their communities, thanking God that their son, President Weah would come and pave their roads.
At Kpelle Town Community where the Bishop Michael Francis roads passes in Congo Town, chairman John T. Clark says when roads are paved, they add value to properties in the area.
He also requests President Weah to relocate the TB Annex from Congo Town, near the Ministry of Health.
By Winston W. Parley