VP Jewel Howard-Taylor Describes Bad Road as Major Challenge Grappling South-east – Latest Liberian News

HARPER, Maryland County – As she continues her tour of south-eastern Liberia, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has described deplorable roads as a major challenge confronting the people of that part of the country.

The Weah-Taylor administration has put the construction of road on top of its development agenda. Currently, there are several ongoing road construction projects in parts of the country, notably the Ganta-Saclepea, Saclepea to Tappita, Ganta -Loguatuo and Gbarnga-Mendikorma road are the major road construction projects in Liberia.

Dubbed ‘Bad Road Medicine’, President George Manneh Weah constantly brags that his administration has constructed more road than his predecessors individually.

However, people travelling through the interior of the country do not need to be told about the deplorable road condition, they come face to face with the nightmare. And that’s what Vice President Taylor is confronting now as she tours the southeast.

Addressing the local media in Harper, Maryland County, she admitted that the deplorable road condition remains the major problem for people of the southeast. And to tackle this menace hands on, she said the government has set aside US$5 to recondition the road the leading up to the turbulent raining season.

“The most critical thing that I see is the condition of the roads, and I thank God that an arrangement of US$5 million has been made by the Liberian government which is currently in progress,” she said.

The Liberian Vice President also noted that government is committed to identifying with those who were affected by the shipwreck while traveling via the Atlantic Ocean from Monrovia to Harper.

It can be recalled earlier 2022, several Liberians include staff of the west African Examinations Council lost their lives and properties during the disaster.

Vice President Howard-Taylor also announced that first of its kind in Liberia’s history, many young Liberians are learning, but stressed the need for more scholarships and other forms of support for females at high school and university levels.

“Government has promised those who got affected by the ship that something will be provided for them to start their livelihoods. And more besides, many young Liberians are learning, it is for the first time, and it is through this government. But, we have noticed the need for more scholarships and additional learning facilities,” she said.

Meanwhile, the VP stressed that the Liberian Government is concentrating on opening the country’s economy at every level, describing the ports of Buchanan, Sinoe and Harper as vital gateways for transportations and economic benefits to Liberia.

“We are concentrating on opening our economy at every level. The ports are the gateways to get in and out of the country easily, providing transportations and economic benefits. The ports of Buchanna, Sinoe and Harper are very important to us.”

She also expressed satisfaction on the country’s improvement and called on all Liberians to put away their differences and prioritize Phase II of the Biometric Voter’s Registration (BVR) exercise that starts from April 21 to May 11, 2023 in the southeast.

She then urged the local Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to unite as the party galvanizes support for the reelection of President Weah and her.

“We are working and I am happy with the level of work I have seen. I want to encourage the people of Maryland to put away their differences and register to vote. I am also encouraging our local party leaderships to unite.”

By: Peter P. Toe, Jr., K-news’ correspondent

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    Paul PK Blayon 5 months

    Great write-up from You, Comrade Peter. Continue this great work.

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