2 January 2013

Liberia: No Turning Back On U.S$ Five Billion Credit -Bong County Lawmaker

Bong County Representative, George Sylvester Mulbah has vowed to campaign until the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Unity party (UP)-led government secure a loan in the amount of US 5 billion for road networks in Liberia.

Speaking at the Capitol Building in Monrovia yesterday, the Bong County lawmaker, George Mulbah said the government could only maintain citizens’ empowerment initiatives when there are roads networks in the country.

Rep. Mulbah said Liberians were at the stage of disadvantage in the areas of development and could overturn the issues of poverty through road networks throughout the country.

According to him, Liberians could achieve self empowerment opportunities when the government of Liberia is to place road networks as a major priorities on its agenda to reconstruction and that there no way possible that anyone of group of individuals attacks on his plan decision to ensure that the government credit about US5 billion for road constructions in Liberia.

The lawmaker said Liberians were living in extreme poverty because of the lack of roads in the country, therefore, government; especially Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf vision 2030 for Liberia could achieve its objective when rural Liberia is connected to urban party of the country.

Rep. George Mulbah decision to propose that government seek for as loan in the tone of US 5 billion was criticized by the Liberty Party Chairman, Cllr. Fornati Koffa recently but the Bong County Lawmaker has described the party’s statement as lazy, weak and lack the will power foundation conduct research leading to the developmental agenda of Liberia.

Rep. Mulbah who indicated that his quest to see Liberia connected through quality roads network noted that his projection to build or construct roads in the country was far below the belt or government’s own plans and budget projection for road development in both capitol cities and rural areas was in the interest of everyone including those who are now rejecting to his decision.

He said when the government is seek loan in the amount of USD 5 Billion, the government of Liberia will seek budgetary allocations for meeting the required investment plan for roads network in Liberia.

According to hi, government through the Ministry of Public Works has tabled over billions of United States dollar for quality roads restoration in Liberia.

He said his research has revealed that government needs over US 7, 08300, 000.00 billion for upgraded roads in rural areas excluding pave streets within the cities of Capitol in Liberia stressing that the Liberty Party’s Chairman position was in contradictions to the party’s quest to securing state power in the country.

Rep. George Mulbah noted that the government could use the oil and iron ore resources as collateral as a means of securing the US 5 Billion loan to carry out roads network but failed to state how the government and people of Liberia will pay back the loan.

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