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Pres. Sirleaf names newly paved road as Suakoko Highway

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Pres. Sirleaf cuts ribbon and names the Red-Light/Gbarnga road as
Pres. Sirleaf cuts ribbon and names the Red-Light/Gbarnga road as "Suakoko Highway"

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has named the Red-Light to Gbarnga road as “Suakoko Highway.”

President Johnson-Sirleaf named the highway in honor of a former influential Paramount Chief, Madam Suakoko, of Suakoko District in Bong County.

She ascribed Madam Suakoko’s name to the highway Wednesday, October 12, 2016 when she dedicated the newly paved Red-Light to Gbarnga road in Gbarnga, the Provincial Capital of Bong County in Central Liberia. 

Performing the dedication at the ceremony, President Johnson-Sirleaf challenged Liberians to prioritize contributing towards the reconstruction and maintenance of roads in the country.

She emphasized that donors' funding will not last forever and, therefore, Liberians will have to take charge of funding their own road projects.

Meanwhile, the Liberian Leader says the Road Fund Act, recently passed by the National Legislature, will enable road users, particularly the commercial sector, contribute to the maintenance of roads across the Country.

She thanked the World Bank, European Union, the Chinese International Company (CICO) and other partners, as well as the Ministry of Public Works for their hard work and collaboration.

The 176 kilometers road project, valued at 92 million US Dollars, was funded by several international partners, including World Bank, EU, among others through the Liberia Reconstruction and Development Trust Fund.



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