The government of Liberia Pro-Poor Agenda has become a reality as construction work on the Doe Community to Clara Town Road is fast progressing. It can be recalled that President George Manneh Weah in a bid to actualize the achievement of the Pro-Poor Agenda instructed the Ministry of Public Works to begin construction on the road in order to alleviate the suffering of community dwellers as a result of the bad road situation.
Since the founding of the community by former Liberian President Samuel Kanyon Doe in the 1980’s there has been no paved road to enhance easy access to the community and at the same boost economic activities.
Meanwhile, residents of Doe Community and Clara Town have expressed thanks and appreciation to President George Manneh Weah for making the two communities (Doe Community and Clara Town) to become the first beneficiary of a paved road under the pro-poor agenda. Madam Juah Wleh of Doe Community told our reporter that they are grateful to President Weah because previous administrations promised to construct the community road but to no avail.
In a related development, the Alliance of Pro-Democracy and Civil Society Organizations in Liberia have also commended President George Manneh for being thoughtful of the over hundred thousand inhabitants of Doe Community and Clara Town. In a statement a copy which is in the possession of this paper, the Alliance stated that “the Ministry of Public Works selection of SSF a Liberian construction company duly registered under the laws of Liberia to undertake the construction is a right step in the right direction”. SSF according to the Alliance of Pro-Democracy and Civil Society Organizations in Liberia has implemented several projects for the Liberian Government and has delivered accordingly. The statement went on to say that the Ministry of Public works must consider the inclusion of other Liberian companies including SSF with proven records of success to construct other community roads in Monrovia and its environs.
It can be recalled that the government of Liberia during the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf entered into a US$59.5M pre-finance agreement with East International Group, Inc for the construction of the DC Clark to Clay road in Bomi County and additional thirty communities’ roads in Monrovia and its environs but since the ratification of the agreement in September 2017, nothing has been heard about the implementation of the project. Our investigation continues.