The Ministry of Public Works and Arcelor Mittals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly pave the Ganta-Yekepa to in Nimba County.
Minister Woods instructed the project manager; who is the Ministry's Infrastructure Implementation Unit (IIU) to fast track both the tendering and contract-awarding process so that actual work commences in October.
A release from the Ministry of Public Works quoted Minister Woods as saying, "the people of Liberia are desperate and hungry for national development and as such everything will be done to accelerate this and similar other projects now that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed.
For his part, the Head of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Mr. Marcus Wleh who spoke on behalf of his boss, Antonio Carlos Maria-Chief Executive Officer of Arcelor Mittal Liberia, said the "signing ceremony demonstrates our commitment to the Government and people of Liberia and to infrastructural development for the benefit of the Liberian people".
"Even as some doubted this process, we knew that this would come to pass based on our strong partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and its current leadership under the astute guidance of Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods," Mr. Wleh remarked.
The Arcelor Mittal Head of External Relations intoned that this is Arcelor Mittal way of assuring the Liberian people that it is a company for good and will continue to positively impact socio-economic development nationwide.