The pavement of the Gbarnga – Ganta road is at the point of completion with the first layer already reaching the Guinean border.
It was previously announced that the pavement would have been completed last October, but there appears to be several obstacles that have delayed the completion.
The Daily Observer learned that among the problems is the location of the light poles and the delay and even refusal of some owners of buildings marked for demolition to relocate.
There are also some institutions which are yet to be relocated to give way for their structures to be demolished to get the road project completed. They include the building housing the United Bank for Africa (UBA) on the main street of Ganta and the Jungle Water Distribution Store at Guinea Road Junction.
The two were marked for demolition but occupants are yet to relocate.
“When our building was marked, they forced us to cut a portion from there and we did that twice, but see the UBA, the Jungle Water and other stores still remain intact as the road work is almost at the peak,” said a businessman in Ganta who asked not to be named. “We will still be part of the business community here, despite all of these challenges,” he added.
When contacted, resident Public Works engineer in Nimba County, Mr. Lahaison Waritay, said all the buildings that were marked by Public Works will be demolished.
He said a demolition team from the Ministry of Public Works in Monrovia is expected in Nimba County to complete the demolition exercise.