Gbarpolu County Senior Senator Armah Z. Jallah, has launched a US$75,000 road project in the county. Senator Jallah said the road project is in partial fulfillment of his campaign promises to the people of Gbarpolu during the 2011 general and presidential elections.
He said one of his major aims is to get involved in meaningful ventures to help develop the county, which he observes still lingers abject poverty. Gbarpolu County is jointly hosting celebrations for this year's Independence Day on July 26 along with Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties.
Senator Jallah said the opening of roads in Gbarpolu was a priority because the county lacks paved roads, something which has over the years affected the movement of citizens thus, impeding economic activities.
He noted that generally, Liberia is faced with lack of good roads, pointing out that most parts of the country are not accessible for the movement of vehicles and citizens.
"It is against this background that I decided to launch phase one of a 30-mile road project valued at 75 thousand United States dollars in my county," Senator Jallah added.
According to him, the road will connect several towns and villages in Gongbeyah Chiefdom, Bopolu District, and pass through Gbarma District to Tubmanburg, Bomi County, serving as an alternative route to the main highway leading to Bopolu.
He said the first phase of the project is expected to last for four months and will cover more than 20 miles, starting from Fasue town to Ngaifore, while the second phase will continue from Ngaifore to Vaye town in the county.
Senator Jallah has called on Gbarpolu County authorities and the national government to financially assist in the successful implementation of the project.
Meanwhile, citizens of the county, especially those living along the newly constructed road have expressed appreciation to Senator Jallah for initiating the road project, saying "This road will really help us; it will make us to travel to other places in the county as well as go to Monrovia to do our businesses and carry out other important things."