The Inquirer (Monrovia)

27 March 2014

Liberia: Rivercess-Sinoe Road to Be Completed Before July 26

Despite concern being raised by Public Works Minister, Dr. Antoinette Weeks and others who formed part of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's delegation on her tour to Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties on the timely completion of the road, the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Solid Rock Investment Inc., Mr. William B. Seton has assured the public that the road will be completed before the July 26, 2014 Independence Day celebration to be co-hosted by Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties.

In an exclusive interview, Mr. Seton said Solid Rock has brought in enough materials and equipment to work on the bridge made of logs and a major situation remains on the Rivercess-Greenville Road. Seton said his company is doing everything possible to meet the timeline for the completion of the road before the celebration in the two South-eastern Counties.

Mr. Seton added that the work will begin on the log-constructed bridges early next week as materials to carry on the work including fuel have been taken on the site. "We can assure the public that by May or early June work on the bridge will definitely be completed," Mr. Seton said.

He then called on government not to panic about the completion of his contract as everything is being done to play his part on the road. He said the only problem responsible for some of the delay is the untimely payment from government.

"Because of the delay, I waited for six months after the signing of the contract before commencing the work on the road due to the lack of funding from Government, so, I have to run to the bank to pre-finance to work before receiving the mobilization fund to start work on the road," Mr. Seton said.

In spite of all the concerns, President Sirleaf told Executive Mansion Correspondents that, "With or without road, the Independence Day celebration will be held in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties." Solid Rock is one of Liberia's respected companies that is striving very hard in marching with foreign investment companies.

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