“Stop Dumping Garbage on the Road Construction Site”

…Min. Coker-Collins

BY: Washington Tumay Watson-onewash9@gmail.com

MONROVIA-Liberia’s Public Works Minister, Ruth Coker-Collins has warned Liberians to desist from the unwholesome acts of dumping garbage on roads that are under construction.

Minister Coker-Collins mentioned that the act is negatively impeding the works of contractors in the country.

Speaking recently in Monrovia,  Minister Collins noted that the Ministry is working in collaboration with the City  Corporations to address the situation.

She disclosed that the ELWA Junction to Roberts International Airport (RIA) Road contract was signed for five years.

The Public Works Minister indicated that the first three years is for the implementation of the road project.

Madam Collins described defective work as one that falls below the requirements for contracts, including designs.

She mentioned that contractors have up to 2024 to complete the Roberts International Airport (RIA) Road currently under construction.

She further unveiled that the road construction from ELWA Junction to Red-Light will be completed by May of this year (2023) .

The Public Works Ministry Boss noted that the Ministry is working closely with contractors to ensure that the project is completed on time.

Minister Coker-Collins mentioned that rainfall has been a major impediment to road construction in the Southeast.

She indicated that contrary to claims that the Ministry is not working with all contractors, contractors are being engaged periodically.

Minister Coke-Collins pointed out that the passage of the  National Budget will empower the Ministry of Public Works to construct more roads in the country.

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