Amid the increasing rate of traffic-related fatalities in Liberia, a public discussion on road safety will be held among key stakeholders on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the University of Liberia Auditorium, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Maintenance works on community roads in Monrovia are gaining momentum, three months after the German government signed an agreement with the Ministry of Public Works to provide US$300,000 to finance the maintenance of 41 kilometers of roads, including the St. Paul River Bridge.
In 2017, the Du River Bridge collapsed when a truck transporting rocks for the rehabilitation of the Roberts International Airport runway drove along. The truck belonged to a Chinese firm involved in the construction at the airport.
On Monday February 18, 2019 Napoleon Davis of Jupiter Construction announced that the Ministry of Public Works had instructed his company to close the bridge to the public. The announcement comes even though a planned detour is not yet completed by the Ministry of Public Works.
The Armed Forces of Liberia could not practically repel attacks mounted by Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, or other regional countries, not to mention countries with highly equipped militaries. Think about this – if Liberia were to be attacked right now by another country, we would not, in all seriousness, depend on our army to protect us. Instead, we would appeal to the United States, ECOWAS, or the United Nations, to help us or levy sanctions against that country.
President George Weah’s administration has often celebrated paving kilometers of community roads as one of its major achievements since taking office. In fact, in his Annual Message to the National Legislature, the president touted the completion of the Doe Community and Chugbor roads as a reflection of his dedication to infrastructure.
Margibi’s first district representative, Tibelrosa Tarponweh, has provided a report of his activities covering the first sitting of the 54th National Legislature.
Barely three weeks after Bong authorities halted the Gbarnga streets pavement project, the Ministry of Public Works has ordered the company implementing the construction to resume work using the previous design of the project.