Public Works minister Mobutu Nyenpan has presented his ministry 150 day action plan to Vice President Jewel Taylor and promised to timely execute same provided the necessary supports are provided.
Minister Nyenpan made the submission on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, when the Vice President along with high-powered government delegation visited the ministry to follow-up on infrastructure activities of priority to the new administration.
Bringing the VP up-to-date on-going and upcoming activities, the Works minister 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 plan is to create year round access on all key primary roads during the forthcoming rainy season, particularly in the southeast. He mentioned the Buchanan-Greenville highway and the Ganta-Tappita-Zwedru among other road projects that need serious attention before the rains begin.
According to him, given the current resource challenges, his administration intends to work with sector partners and promote interagency
coordination in addressing some of the key infrastructure problems. He made mention of the Engineering battalion of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) as a major ally already engaged with the ministry; citing the rehabilitation of Lofa and Zwedru –Fish Town highway as examples.
Responding, VP Taylor indicated that the purpose of her visit was based on President Weah’s instruction, that she (VP) follow-up with key government ministries and agencies as to their plan of actions.
In addition, VP Taylor expressed concerns about the application and effectiveness of the country’s zoning laws and regulations, noting that the proliferation of bars and night clubs across cities and communities was contributing to high level juvenile delinquency. She noted that if care were not taken, a whole generation could be affected.
Vice President then thanked the ministry for being proactive in presenting its 150 day deliverables.