The Construction of the Via Town Park on Bushrod Island, next to the Zolu Bridge is well advanced and on course. Major concrete work is nearly completed and the park is expected to change the face of the historic Via Town waterfront.
Speaking to reporter, Acting Monrovia City Mayor Mary Broh disclosed that the park construction has created job opportunities for people in the local vicinity which was emphasized by Chevron Liberia Limited and other donors during the ground breaking.
She further disclosed that the park, when completed, will consist of children playground, jogging and bicycle track, roller skating, palava huts, pavilion, administrative building, parking lot and dancing stage amongst others.
The project which is being sponsored by National Oil Company of Liberia, APM Terminals, Chevron Liberia Limited, Total Liberia amongst others is being implemented by the Monrovia City Cooperation (MCC). Madam Broh has however vowed to keep the park clean, green and maintained when completed.
The Acting Mayor further disclosed that upon the completion of the park, Liberians and other nationals will be afforded the opportunity to use the park for wedding receptions, recreations, meetings, jogging, entertainment, viewing of the Mesurado River amongst others.
Mayor Broh also disclosed that the park when completed will create jobs for some Liberians, especially young people residing within the Via Town locality. She used the occasion called on residents of the area to help the government protect the park and other facilities in the area.
During the tour of the project, the contractor disclosed that 60% of work has been completed and promised to complete the project before the birth anniversary of the late Liberian President, William V. S. Tubman's Birthday on November 29, 2012, which is the official opening date.
During our visit to the site, the rains were pouring work was ongoing to meet the deadline. A a public viewing is expected to take place on August 24, 2012, Flag Day.
Several Liberians have continued to comment Madam Broh for the level of work done in keeping the city and its environs clean. The MCC is also seeking funding for the dredging of the masurado River which is contaminated by filths and other foreign objects. We will continue to keep the public inform about the construction of the Via Town Park which is expected to give the area a new look.