Public Works Ministry Begins Intervention On Lofa Road Ahead of President’s Visit

The Acting Minister of Public Works, Madam Ruth Coker-Collins and a team of engineers and others have been on Lofa Road making interventions ahead of the President’s planned trip to the county.

Work on the road is being done jointly by West Africa Construction Company, New Millennium Construction and Desire Construction, all Liberian owned engineering firms that have since displayed huge equipment on the route to the county.

Konia to Voinjama, Kolahun, Foya and several key roads that were initially impassable due to terrible roads are being reconditioned to get the President and team a smooth passage on his fourth leg of the nationwide tour, our team has learned.

Lofa road remains one of the most challenging roads in the country creating havoc for farm to market produce to reach the Capital.

Lofa is known as the ‘Bread basket of Liberia,’ but that attribute is yet to be manifested due to poor showing on the roads that lead to the county.

The Weah’s administration is reportedly making frantic efforts in prioritizing the roads to Lofa as roads remain an integral part of the administration’s policy.

The President’s trip was initially moved from 27th May to 3rd June after news broke that the roads leading to the county are in a deplorable state.

Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee, a son and stakeholder of Lofa County made the assertions but assured the public that interventions were ongoing by Public Works to enable the President to have a successful road trip as part of his nationwide counties tour.

Madam Ruth Coker-Collins’ immediate response clearly shows that the trip is expected to go as scheduled for 3rd June 2021; there was complete excitement on the faces of Lofains as the Public Works and engineering teams made progress according to our correspondent.

All eyes remain on what the CDC led government will do in Lofa when the President arrives there as the county remains politically strategic as home of Former Vice president Joseph who is still opting for the Presidency.

Last time Weah and Boakai faced off in a Presidential election in 2017, Weah could not pull political dividend in Lofa except the Southeast of the country where he hails from.

Whether this variable is going to change speaks squarely to what interventions are done while the President visits and others that will follow when he departs.

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