Liberia: Weah Makes New Promises

President George Manneh Weah has promised residents of the densely populated Old-Road Community, particularly marketers that they would soon buy and sell goods and services in a new state-of-the-art market structure to be completed in 31 days.

According to a press release issued by the Executive Mansion on Monday, 17 June, Old Road Community will be one of several communities in the country to benefit from the President's promise to build modern market facilities here.

The press release indicates that Duport Road Community is one of the few communities that have already benefited from market buildings which the President has promised to construct.

Swarmed by dozens of jubilant marketers and other residents, President Weah says the design for the new Old-Road Community market structure is already available, and that construction works will soon get underway.

He made the disclosure Monday when he toured the deplorable Old-Road Community market built several years ago.The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) is expected to oversee the construction of the new Old Road market building.

Following the Old-Road Community tour, President Weah drove into the slum community of West Point where he assessed the erosion situation that is threatening thousands of residents and business people.

Over the years, substantial portion of West Point Township's landscape has been lost to vicious sea erosion, leaving hundreds of residents displaced and homes completely annihilated.

The Executive Mansion says President Weah's government has been making efforts to save communities rocked by sea erosion under its "Coastal Defense Projects".

One of the Costal Defense initiatives has virtually salvaged some of the country's biggest academic and medical referral facilities, D. Twe High School and Redemption Hospital, from extinction.-Press release

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