-Says He Is Delivering On His Promises
By Esau J. Farr
If residents of Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County did not have anything to smile for, they now have one and it is the pavement of the Tubman Street-Buchanan-Fairground Road in the heart of the port city.
The disclosure for the pavement of the road was made this week by Grand Bassa County District #3 Representative, Matthew Joe.
The lawmaker made the revelation in an exclusive interview with the New Republic Newspaper in Monrovia shortly after he honored an invitation extended to him by the Monrovia Open Bible Standard Church (MOBSC) in Oldest Congo Town to sash and install “The Father of The Year (2018/2019) of the church where he promised to make available forty thousand (LRD40, 000) as his initial contribution to the purchasing of vehicle project for the Men Department of the church known as Men of Vision for Evangelism (MOVE).
Speaking further, Rep. Joe disclosed that he is well on course with promises he made to his constituents during the heat of the 2017 political campaign of the 2017 Representative and Presidential Elections in Liberia.
He named the promises as the establishment of a District Development Council (DDC), the purchasing of bus, the pavement of the Buchanan Fairground Road and the establishment of a micro-finance loan scheme for the district.
Of the promises, the Grand Bassa lawmaker said he has so far been successful in delivering on two of his promises which are the purchasing of a bus costing eighty-five thousand United State (US$85, 000) and the establishment of a district development council (DDC) for his district.
He however stated that processes leading to the establishment of the Micro-finance loan are ongoing while talks are being held with authorities of the Ministry of Public Works for the pavement of the Fair-ground Road in Buchanan since it is the shortest and suitable means of having access to the venue of all major events in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
“Blessingly, I am the House’s Chairperson on Public Works and we are exerting all needed and necessary efforts to ensure that, that road is paved to bring relief to our people and all who go there for programs and others”, he clarified.
Commenting on the controversial two separate loan agreements passed by the 54th Legislature and signed into law by President George M. Weah, Rep. Joe said he believes all necessary research and legal formalities were finalized thus removing fears and debunking debates surrounding the two loans amongst Liberians both at home and abroad.
He said he trusts the judgements of his colleagues and the ability of Justice Minister, Cllr. Musa Dean who all formed part of the investigative team in ensuring that all fears are laid off for the needed and expected development to take place in Liberia.