Minister Tokpa praises President Silreaf for improved roads in Liberia

Min Topka presents kola nuts to President Sirleaf
Min Topka presents kola nuts to President Sirleaf
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Ganta, Nimba County, March 9, 2016:The Minister of Internal Affairs, Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa is commending President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for road construction and rehabilitation initiatives throughout Liberia.

Dr. Tokpa said the initiative is a clear signal that the country on the path for development.

According to the Internal Affairs Minister, the effort is worth commending because despite the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease andm the current appalling economic situation which shattered the Liberian economy, Government and partners could still be on course with road construction and other infrastructure development projects.

An Internal Affairs Ministry release said Dr. Tokpa made the commendation Monday at the formal dedication of a 70 kilometers of road from Gbarnga-to-Ganta and the Guinea Border.

“Words are limited to express on how we feel about this dedicatory ceremony today. Travelling on this road from here to Gbarnga or vice-visal is an experience that no one would want to ever dream of”. Dr. Tokpa recounted.

“Your Excellency, as you traveled today, there were thousands of people who lined up the road as a sign of their appreciation for such a tremendous development initiative. From Gbarnga to Palala, from Baila to Ganta and other road users from different parts of the Country. Indeed, we are happy.” He emphasized.

The Internal Affairs Minister said residents of the corridor were particularly grateful to government because the dust which caused health problem for people living along the road is now history.

Besides the Gbarnga-Ganta road, Minister Tokpa also praised the Presidents for some completed projects and ongoing works connecting Ganta and Yekepa, Monrovia to Gbarnga, and Harper-Fish Town road in the Southeast.

Dr. Tokpa believes that despite the remaining time for the UP-led government and the worsened economy, the government is committed to completing more development projects. D. Emmanuel Wheinyue writes