By: S. Kannay Ziamo
GANTA – Nimba County Inspector, B. Mack Gblinwon has appraised government development initiatives taking place in Nimba County since the inception of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government.
Speaking to M-News Africa in Sanniquillie recently, CI Gblinwon indicated that the Ganta-Sanniquillie corridor which is 35 Km is 90% completed and will be completed and turned over to the Government of Liberia for dedication in two months; the Sanniquillie-Loguatuo road stretch (47.98 Km) is in full swing and up to 65% completed; the Ganta-Saclepea road (39Km) is up to 75% completed while clearing and grading are taking place on the Saclepea-Tapitta road (53.76Km).
According to Inspector Gblinwon, several feeder roads linking farms to markets are being constructed across the county through supports from IFAD, other government partners and the county administration of Nimba through the county’s Social and County Development Funds.
The Nimba County Inspector named the construction of a major bridge (3Km long) in Kparblee Administrative district, the construction of the Bahn High School, the electrification of Bahn, the ongoing construction of Ganta City hall at the cost of USD$700,000.00, the construction of several ‘Pro-Poor’ housing units, the ongoing construction of a Dam over the Gbeidein Waterfall, amongst others as some of the development initiatives undertaken by the government of Liberia and its partners for which citizens of Nimba are grateful to the government.“This government has done several projects in Nimba county and those developments can been seen everywhere.
If you travel around the county, you will know that more roads are being built while others are already completed and beside roads, the government is making interventions in every sector”, Nimba County Inspector Gblinwon lamented.Commenting on how stable the county in terms of peace and security, CI Gblinwon stated that the county is stabled and security is in tight, especially being cognizant that the national elections are right at hand. “We are grateful to our securities; they are working very hard to ensure that our people are protected.
We must applaud them for that and at the same time discourage others who would want to instigate troubles in our county”, CI Gblinwon said.
The Nimba CI, speaking about the protests carried out by aggrieved workers of Nimba Rubber Incorporated (NRI) and students of Nimba University, stressed that the actions of the workers and students to have taken the law into their own hands was rather unfortunate and uncalled for in a civilized society and warned that as authorities of the county, they will do everything lawfully possible to protect the interest of every citizen residing in Nimba, but would not condone any form of violence and lawlessness on the part of anyone.
Inspector Gblinwon stressed that while it is true those who carried out the two protests have got some issues that need redress, taking to the streets and blocking primary roads in the name of claiming government’s attention to their plights was totally “wrong and lawless” and called on them to exercise restraints as efforts are being made to address their plights in time.It can be recalled that “disenchanted students” of the Nimba University staged a protest recently in an attempt to claim the attention of the government of Liberia through local authorities of Nimba county to an ongoing go slow action being carried out by Instructors of the institution who accused the administration for not doing much to address their concerns of low salary and low budgetary support to the school while aggrieved workers of NIR, formerly Cocopa Rubber Incorporated were also seen setting up roadblocks along the Ganta-Tappita and South eastern road corridor in demand of Salary arrears the company (NRI) owes them.