Residents ‘Construct’ Road with Hands in Buchanan

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Residents of Harmonsville Township in Neekren Statutory District #5 in Grand Bassa County are constructing a 10-mile road with their bare hands.

The residents, according to our correspondent, are implementing the project in the absence of government budgetary allotment for road construction in the district.

The Commissioner of the township, Lawrence McCauley, told the Daily Observer at the project site that when completed, the road will link the district to Menneh and Barchue towns.

While the road work was ongoing, Commissioner McCauley said the residents were also prepared to construct wooden bridges over five creeks along the route.

He believes that when the road construction is completed, it will allow the inhabitants to have easy access to the township, as well as increase trade and commerce in the district.

“This stretch of road, when completed, will be accessible to vehicles that will transport goods and services to faraway market places and also improve the locals’ social activities and living standards,” Commissioner McCauley said.

For his part, Neekren Statutory District Superintendent, Josiah Jacobs, has lauded the residents’ initiative, and has therefore promised to assist.

Commissioner McCauley has meanwhile appealed to the county leadership, all goodwill citizens and the many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the district to help the residents with at least L$150,000 to purchase food and other working implements for the workers to complete the exercise.

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