Works Minister extols AFL Engineering Department
-- For support to road connectivity
By Lincoln G. Peters
Public Works Minister Madam Ruth Coker-Collins has extended gratitude to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for its collaborative effort toward achieving and upholding the Government of Liberia’s road connectivity initiative.
According to Madam Coker-Collins, the AFL through its Engineering Department has been and continues to be very supportive and outstanding toward the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda For Prosperity and Development (PAPD).
Speaking in an interview with reporters over the weekend, the Public Works Minister extolled the AFL for the unique partnership and close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works in buttressing its effort to give Liberia better road connectivity.
“Let me say this in this public manner, I want to thank the Armed Forces of Liberia for their support toward our Ministry, especially the Engineering Department,” said Minister Coker-Collins.
“They have been doing well over the past time to make sure that Liberia gets connected with better road network,” she said.
The Public Works Minister disclosed that currently, the AFL is the implementer of the sidewalk pavement of the ELWA junction toward the SKD Boulevard in Paynesville.
Madam Coker-Collins continued that the head of the Engineering Department of the AFL is her personal friend, and both of them once shared a class during her studies in the Engineering Department of Stella Maris University.
“With the help and support we are getting from the AFL and other Liberian construction companies, I can assure the public that before the President’s second term comes to an end, we will have the entire country paved with good roads,” said Minister Coker-Collins.
At the same time, she explained that recently, she met with several Liberian construction companies.
” We had a workshop for our Liberian small contractors to see how best we too can empower and help them to foster road developments across the country,” she said.
“For [a] matter of fact, I was a contractor who once worked for the Liberia Construction Contractors, and so looking at them, we have to reach there to them to empower them.”