11 December 2012

Liberia: Road Block At Barnersville

When irate youths in Montserrado-district #11 mounted a road block last Friday preventing Cico trucks and all other heavy duty vehicles from plying the ruined Barnersville-Kebba road, little did they know that their commissioner, Mrs. Sharon Kamara, was already in quiet but serious discussions with authorities of the Public Works Ministry and Cico for construction of their road.

Now, after keeping a tight road block at Bend & Stop junction for three days to pressure Public Works Ministry authorities for attention on the Kebba road in their township, the youths removed the blockade early Monday upon hearing that Mrs. Kamara's appeal for their road project might bear fruit shortly. She disclosed that discussions with Public Works and the Chinese company about construction of the Kebba road has been positive, and urged the youths to stop the road block which has the propensity to undermine ongoing negotiations.

In buttressing her statement, an official at Public Works affirmed on a local radio station Monday that negotiations were ongoing with Commissioner Kamara for construction of the Kebba road, which connects Barnersville with Caldwell and White Plains via Dixville, to begin "in a couple of days".

Cico used heavy duty vehicles, load beds, yellow machines and dump trucks to haul construction materials from White Plains and the Saint Paul River which damaged the Kebba road during the protracted rainy season to near impassable even by motorbikes.

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