Over 1,000 residents and business traders in Jacksonville, Tarjuowon Statutory District took to the streets this week in jubilation during a dedication of a six-kilometer road constructed by Golden Veroleum Liberia.
The road linked both Sonnuhn to Jacksonville towns, and provides a conduit for easy access for travelers emanating from surrounding communities. With smile beaming on their faces, the road project valued at over $70,000 dollars will serve Sonouhn Town, Jacksonville, Unification city, Bestnewlue and Shaw David town among others.
At the dedication program, GVL’s Senior Vice President for Operations Viganeswaran Ponnudurai said roads remain an integral part of GVL’s development plan in Sinoe and Grand Kru. Accompanied by Flomo Molubah, GVL’s General Manager for Sustainability, the officials reaffirmed the company’s commitment in helping provide road accessibility to communities in areas which it operates.
With a call on communities to stand by GVL, Molubah said it would trigger more development initiatives in the district, acknowledging that roads enhance mobility and propel citizens out of isolation and entrenched poverty.
“A country with good road network maximizes economic and social benefits,” said Mr. Viganeswaran Ponnudurai, GVL’s Senior Vice President for Operations. Also known as Vigy he said roads play a significant role in achieving national development and contributing to the overall performance and social functioning of every community.
Vigy said: “GVL wants our child to go to school; GVL wants you to take your goods to the market so that you earn cash to settle your children’s school fees. This is the will of GVL toward the implementation of this project.”
Responding to the road gift, Paul Chea, Tarjuowon District Superintendent lauded GVL describing it as remarkable and a positive step towards more development in Tarjuowon. Committing his district to protecting and supporting GVL operations, Chea said saying “yes” to GVL, means “yes” to development which birth schools, roads, safe drinking water and employment, among others.
To date, GVL has and continues to rehabilitate and construct several feeder roads in Sinoe County, including the road linking Butaw to Philip Pantoe village in Tarjuowon, the 19 kilometer heavily damaged Greenville-Butaw highway and the 30 kilometer Panama Klanedaye road.
Others include construction of Dejala, Bayee-Pandia road in Numoph in Sinoe County, as well as reconditioning of the Unification-Sonouhn Town road, Lexington Greenville highway inclusive of the construction of Sonuoh Bestnewlue roads, among others, according to a release issued yesterday.