The NEWS (Monrovia)

5 December 2012

Liberia: Huge Cash Allotted for Public Sector Investment

Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Zolu Jallah says his county got the highest allotment under the Public Sector Investment Plan for 2012/2013.

He revealed that under the Public Sector Investment Plan, the amount of US$33,963,058 is allotted for the three budget-year period.

Senator Jallah explained that under the public sector investment plan of 2012/13, the government will provide more than US$1.2 million, while donors will provide more than US$14 million to Gbarpolu County.

Addressing a news conference Tuesday, he said under the 2013/14 public sector investment plan, government will provide more than US$2 million while donors have expressed willingness to provide more than US$8 million, noting that the same would be done for 2014/15 fiscal year.

Senator Jallah said several projects that would have positive impact on the citizens of the county have been earmarked.

He named the projects as Gbarma-Weasua Road, Brewerville-Bopolu Road, Sawmill-Bopolu Road, as well as other roads in the county to be rehabilitated.

Senator Jallah said schools and health centers would also be implemented.

Commenting on the Belle Yella Road, Senator Jallah said the Legislature provided what he calls buck funding to the Ministry of Public Works to rehabilitate and construct several roads including the Belle Yella Road.

He disclosed that during a meeting with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Monday, members of the Gbarpolu County Legislative Caucus were assured that the Belle Yella Road would be dedicated during the 2013 July 26 Independence celebrations.

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