13 February 2018

Liberia: Samukai Town Kicks Off Bridge Project

Construction work has begun for a modern bridge estimated at US$24,000 in Samukai Town, Upper Caldwell, Montserrado County to replace a previous one constructed by palm logs dubbed as 'death trap' because of safety challenge.

Addressing journalists recently in the town, the chief financer of the bridge project Mr. Boakai Massaquoi, explained that his focus for now is to replace the deplorable bridge leading to the town.

An agriculturalist, Mr. Massaquoi also notes that the palm logs bridge has been posing serious risk to the lives of inhabitants of the area, so it has been removed by contractors.

The bridge links the Township of Caldwell, Dixville, Louisiana, Johnsonville, and dozens of adjacent communities.

He clarifies that the project has no political motive, disclosing that it is his personal initiative aimed at identifying with the developmental challenges inhabitants are confronted with.

The Chairman of the Soriba Hill Community, Thomas A. Sarko, recalls that since the Ministry of Public Works dropped 14 pieces of fabricated curvet to the bridge area, authorities from the ministry had never returned to start the project.

Meanwhile, inhabitants of the area are applauding Mr. Massaquoi for his development initiative, which they say will go a long way in providing easy passage of goods to their communities. Editing by Jonathan Browne

Liberia

Order the Release of Mr. Cheeks Without Delay, Minister Mcgill

On April 12 1980, Liberians awoke to a new but sobering reality -- the yoke of the century-old ruling True Whig Party… Read more »

Copyright © 2018 The New Dawn. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.