Public Works Minister Mabutu Vlah Nyenpan says the construction of paved roads and bridges across the 15 political subdivision of Liberia remains a major priority to CDC-led government.
Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing on Thursday, August 2, 2018 Minister Nyanpan said efforts are being made by President George Manneh Weah to secure enough funding which will finance road projects across the country.
He said the Liberian leader remains unbending in his quest to connect every part of the country through roads and has vowed to bring this quest to fruition.
According to Minister Nyenpan, the Ministry of Public Works under his watch will do everything to buttress the president’s vision, adding that, it will be a benefit to all Liberians if every region of the country becomes accessible.
He indicated that, as part of the recent mandate given by the President to recondition bad roads in Monrovia, the Ministry of Public Works is working tirelessly in ensuring the Chief Executive’s mandate becomes a reality.
He called on critics of the government to hail President Weah for being the first President of Liberia who has openly vowed to invest in roads construction despite having other competing priorities.
“Since 1847 no president in the history of our country has ever taught in the direction of this pro-poor leader. You can just imagine how eager he is to develop Liberia. There is no country in the world that has ever experienced rapid growth without having perfect road connectivity. President Weah is indeed the leader who understands the true cause of Liberia’s underdevelopment and has resolved to fix it,” Minister Nyanpan intoned.
The Public Works Minister furthered that, it is important that those who criticize the government continue to do so constructively because, according to him, it will only help strengthen the already positive path the government is threading.
Minister Nyenpan explains
“Criticism is good but this country belongs to everyone. When this government fails every Liberian fails and so let all of us strive to help this government build Liberia.”