Shakespeare Z. Zeanbo
Monrovia-Liberia: The World Bank regional Vice President for Western and Central Africa, Mr Osumane Diagana has expressed joy over the implementation of ongoing road projects financed by The World Bank through The Government Liberia.
According to Mr Diagana the World Bank has committed 1.3 billion United States Dollars to various sectors including, Human Capital, Micro Governance amongst many others for the development of the country.
Mr Diagana on February 15,2023 along with the President of the Republic of Liberia, an array of senior government officials and the World Bank Regional Vice President toured Monrovia its environs. The World Bank Regional Vice President of Western and Central Africa and Liberian Chief Executive inspected major World Bank financed projects as part of his supervisory role for western and central Africa.
The world Bank regional Vice President and President Weah also inspected the 6.1 kilometer road from Coca-Cola Factory to ELWA Junction which currently under construction and solely funded by the World Bank through Liberia Road Access Management Project.
Meanwhile,Mr Diagana said The World Bank remained committed to supporting the developmental drive of Liberia and Liberia remained an integral and developmental partner to the World Bank as they’ll continue to engage actively in relation to Liberia’s progress.
In a brief chat with reporters, Public Works Minister Ruth Coker Collins noted that completion of the Coca-Cola factory to ELWA junction road is expected to be completed in May of this year and subsequently dedicated. Minister Collins said, she remained forceful on the contractors in making sure works are completed for onward dedication.
The Public Works Minister extends thanks and appreciation to the Government of Liberia, World Bank and other international partners for the support.
However, Minister Collins revealed that plans are under way to finally cleared all marketers from central red light to the 14 Gobachop market in the Omega community. “ upon completion of this road from Coca-Cola Factory to ELWA Junction, we’ll make sure every marketer be relocated to the omega market, failure on the part of any marketer the law will take it course,” she concluded.