LIBERIA: PRO-TEMP. NOT HAPPY ABOUT STATE OF ROAD PROJECTS
The Liberian Senate received briefing from the Minister of Public Works, Ruth Coker Collins, on the progress on road rehabilitation of the primary corridors leading to the Southeast and other places around the country, which has become a national emergency.
In a statement at the closing of the Special Session of the Legislature on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Albert Tugbe Chie, pointed out that the Liberian Senate noted that the process is very slow and the roads are still very deplorable.
However, Minister Collins committed to double up and deploy more man-power and logistics on the corridors.
The Minister also pointed out that most of the contractors on those corridors have failed in the implementation of the contracts despite receiving payments from the Ministry of Finance; and complaints were filed over and over with the Ministry of Justice.
‘‘We, therefore, call on the Ministry of Justice to investigate these complaints and pursue the relevant legal action.’’
Meanwhile, the Senate also discussed the issue of security, mandated investigation of
the reported breach of information dissemination protocol at the Roberts
International Airport and deliberated on other issues of national interest.
‘’As elections are just four and a half weeks away, let me wish all of us God’s
blessings as we convince our constituents to renew our mandates to continue
to serve them as Legislators,’’ Pro-Tempore Chie added.