Public Works Minister Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan has pledged his utmost to buttress President George Weah’s vision to connect the country through durable road infrastructure.
Nyenpan, who vowed to bring the President’s quest to fruition, said that roads and bridges across the 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia remain a major priority to the CDC-led government and therefore his ministry will work harder to boost the president’s agenda.
Minister Nyenpan’s statement comes on the heels of the President’s 3rd annual message delivered on January 27 at the National Legislature on Capitol Hill that had road connectivity as a key component.
“In the inception of our administration, we announced to you and the world that infrastructure development with emphasis on road connectivity will be the principal driver of our Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD),” the President said in his address.
“Consistent with this commitment, our development agenda has concentrated on the pavement of five hundred and seventeen kilometres of primary roads, community roads, the pavement of streets with in county capitals and the connection of all counties within our Republic by paved roads,” Pres. Weah stated.
But Nyenpan, who spoke to the Liberia News Agency via telephone in Monrovia on Tuesday, stated that President Weah remains unbending in his desire to connect every part of the country through roads and is committed to meeting the needs of the Liberian people.
He indicated that, MPW, under his umbrella, will do everything possible to execute the President vision, adding that such effort will be of benefit to all Liberians if every region of the county becomes easily accessible.
It can be recalled that some time ago when the Liberia leader visited some road projects in Monrovia, he stated that when every part of the country is connected by good roads, it will help to improve agriculture and other economic activities across the country.
According to President Weah, roads connection will also help the Liberia people economically thereby lifting them out of abject poverty.
“It is about time that I prove myself worthy of the trust reposed in me by the Liberian people to do their work,” President Weah said.