Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan has presented his ministry’s 150-day action plan to Vice President Jewel Taylor and promised to timely execute same provided the necessary support is provided, a release from the ministry has said.
According to the release, Minister Nyenpan made the submission on Wednesday, February 21 when the Vice President along with a high-power government delegation visited the ministry to follow-up on infrastructure activities of priority to the new administration.
As part of the VP’s update on ongoing and upcoming activities, Nyenpan named the Fish Town–Harper, Caldwell-Diggsville, Police Academy and Chucky Taylor roads as some of the current projects.
He also indicated that the ministry’s plan is to create year round access on all key primary roads during the forthcoming rainy season, particularly in the southeast.
He also mentioned the Buchanan-Greenville and the Ganta-Tappita-Zwedru highways as needing serious attention before the rains begin.
According to him, given the current resource challenges, his administration intends to work with sector partners and promote inter agency coordination to address some of the key infrastructure problems.
Nyenpan spoke of the Armed Forces of Liberia Engineering Battalion as a major ally already engaged with the ministry, and cited their efforts in the rehabilitation of Lofa and Zwedru –Fish Town highways.
In her response, Vice President Taylor said that the purpose of her visit was based on President George Weah’s instruction that she follow-up on key government ministries and agencies with regards to their plans of action.
In addition, VP Taylor expressed concern about the application and effectiveness of the country’s zoning laws and regulations, noting that the proliferation of bars and nightclubs across cities and communities was contributing to high levels of juvenile delinquency.
She noted that if care is not taken, a whole generation could be affected.
Madam Taylor then thanked Minister Nyenpan for being proactive in presenting his ministry’s 150-day deliverables.