The Administration of Liberia and Golden Veroleum Liberia: Greeted a Consensus to Rejuvenate a 272 Kilometers of Major Laterite Roads
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA DAILY NEWS (NADN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Public Works in alliance with the Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc. (GVL) entered a commitment in December last year for the road repair of a 272 kilometers main selected laterite streets along Southeastern part of Liberia that unites Pleebo in Maryland County to Weah Town in Tarjuowon Statutory District in Sinoe County.
In furtherance, a dispatched from the office of the Golden Veroleum Liberia Inc., its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vice President for Sustainability, Strategy and Stakeholders Engagement (VPSS) of the company let out, GVL does communicate its readiness to invariably work and cooperate with the government institutions to enhance the lives of the community members within its operational areas. Road connectivity has been a key challenge in the Southeast causing the company spending high logistics cost, high vehicle and road maintenance costs since the commencement of its operations in 2010 and has created a serious economy challenges for locals and hindered economic growth in the Counties of Sinoe, Grand Kru and will as well pose hardship especially for motorists, business people, commuters as well as settlement companies, as the result of the bad road condition and excessive logistical spending, the company is losing over millions of US Dollars yearly aside from other challenges.
The Management of Golden Veroleum Liberia has nonetheless, reaffirmed its obligation to work with government in assuring that, lives of Liberians in the employ of the company are improved by fully embracing to the Labor Laws of Liberia. ”GVL has been facing the challenges, we could do more to help the Government of Liberia support the people, our involvement in the rehabilitation of the roads from some areas in Maryland County to Grand Kru County continued to Sinoe County is our own way of saying we welcome development and we also thank and appreciate the Ministry of Public Works for embracing the idea for the roads to be rehabilitated.” the CEO remarked.
Presently, GVL, the Ministry of Public Works and Ministry of Finance and Development are in the process of completing the schedule for the execution of the road contract agreements with the assigned road contractors which are anticipated to commence mustering their equipment and beginning the works between month of October and November 2020 entering the dry season. All parties are gazing forth to implementing this road restoration project.
The road contractors include: (1) West Africa Construction Inc.: the rehabilitation of primary laterite road designated as lot # 1 Pleebo – Buah Geeken (115.5 km); (2) Prime Plus Construction Inc.: the rehabilitation of primary laterite road designated as lot # 2 Boa Geeken – Greenville (118.5 km);(3) Tarhini Construction: the rehabilitation of primary laterite road designated as lot # 3 Greenville – Weah Town (38 Km).
Once the rehabilitation road along the Southeastern highway has been completed, it will help curtail the high expenditure cost encountered by companies in the Southeast and it will also bring solace to thousands of citizens in the Counties, as the bad road condition has halted people from trading and having free movement.
For New Africa Daily News Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent