President George Manneh Weah has vowed to regularly inspect pro – poor projects being undertaken by his government.President Weah made the vow Monday, 15 October during an assessment of the Plank Field Community Road Project in Battery Factory which is due to start in November.
It is part of government’s targeted 45 feeder roads construction and pavement projects in the country.
Asked about the motivation for his visit to the Community, President Weah says he is under obligation to build the road so as to give residents easy access to the main Somalia Drive Road.
“By November, we want to start this road,” he asserts, while wavering to residents shouting his name repeatedly.“As you can see, the road is very bad; the place is muddy and unhealthy,” President Weah exclaims. President Weah indicates that it is government’s responsibility to ensure that the people have good road in the community.
He adds that building the Plank Field road is imperative because it also creates access to Bali Island which separates the community from Monrovia.During his assessment of the road, President Weah pierced his way through a jubilant crowd welcoming him to the Battery Factory community, also known as the Plank Field Community.
Throngs of overjoyous residents, including children, women and youth abandoned their regular chores to greet and welcome the Liberian leader.“Our Papay is here; thank you Mr. President for coming into our community,” the residents chanted as they made their way behind the President, walking a few miles deep into muddy path towards the nearby swamp. “We are glad to have you today,” said the residents.–Press release