Rep. Younquoi Rehabilitates Road to Link Sanniquellie-Mahn and Saclepea-Mahn

GIPO, Nimba – Rep. Larry P. Younquoi of Nimba eighth electoral district has embarked on the rehabilitation of a major road linking Sanniquellie-Mahn and Saclepea-Mahn Administrative districts.

The road runs through Garr Clan to Flumpa and has been cut off for years, hindering travel for residents.

According to Younquoi, the rehabilitation is necessary because it would allow the route to serve as an alternative for commuters during the rainy season. The road was lastly rehabilitated in 2013 by the county’s administration under the former superintendent, Christiana Dagadu.

The lawmaker said the road is in a poor state because two of the major bridges along its path are damaged.

“To put it back to its vehicular usage, we decided to liaise with the county to provide us one of the yellow machines to do the packaging of the logs and construction of the bridges,” Younquoi said, referring to construction equipment.

Rep. Larry Younquoi (in safety hat) poses with engineers as they carry on the road rehabilitation. Photo: Cyrus Konah

Younquoi said when this road is rehabilitated, it would pose none of the existing dangers to citizens traveling along.

“We don’t want to wait until the rain comes,” he added. “So, we are doing it as an avenue of relief for our people—that’s why we are intervening at this time.”

Younquoi promised that bridges along the road would be constructed with concrete, should there be a source of funding to do so in the future.

“But right now, we are going to use very solid giant logs on those bridges for vehicles to have access,” he added.

Younquoi has said that he is primarily funding the initiative, with assistance from the county’s Project Management Committee, which controls the spending of County Social Development Funds.

Featured photo courtesy of Cyrus Konah

Arrington Ballah

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

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