Days after the Senate concurred with the House of Representatives on the elevation of the Grand Bassa Community College to a University, the bidding process for the construction of the college’s damaged bridged kicked off.
The reconstruction of the damaged bridge at the college is expected to start in November of this year, after two years of delay.
The bridge collapsed in August 2018. Efforts were made, but the bridge was never rebuilt as a result of the low budget.
According to reports, Buchanan District Representative Matthew Joe wrote a communication to plenary, calling on that august body to appropriate the amount of US$1,200,000 for the reconstruction of the GBCC bridge which falls within his constituency.
Although Representative Joe sent a communication to the House of Representatives, President George Weah directed the Ministry of Public Works to handle the reconstruction of the bridge.
The bridge links Buchanan to Pensberry, where the community college is located.
The bridge acts as a death trap for commuters and has been deplorable for more than two years.