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Grand Kru County Representative Numene Bartekwa


Rep. Bartekwa Speaks On Road Maintenance
By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe, LINA

MONROVIA, September 24 (LINA) -Grand Kru County Representative Numene Bartekwa has underscored the need for the National Legislature to play
an active role in finding solutions to the deplorable condition of roads in the country.

He said it was imperative for the first branch of government to intervene in solution search instead of leaving the road issue with the Executive Branch alone.

Bartekwa said the Legislature should recommend to the Executive the adoption of a “Special Ten-Year National Road Infrastructure
Development Strategic Plan” to be adhered to by all succeeding governments in order to find a solution to the deplorable condition of roads.

The Grand Kru Lawmaker’s recommendations were contained in a letter to House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, dated September 22 and read in Session on
Tuesday, calling for Special Fundraising Strategies to address Liberia’s present appalling state of roads.

Bartekwa also requested the House’s Plenary to instruct its Committees on Public Works and Ways, Means and Finance to engage the Ministry of
Public Works and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning for the conduct of a forensic assessment to derive at the total cost for
the pavement of all roads in the country.

He explained that when the total cost for the pavement of the roads is determined, the Legislature should recommend to the Executive Branch
the organization of special national and international fundraising rallies, part of which will be a donor conference.

Bartekwa further noted that the bad condition of roads was making life unbearable for Liberians and foreign nationals in the country as the
situation was hampering the conveyance of essential basic commodities to the counties and communities.

Plenary turned the communication to the Committees on Public Works, Ways, Means and Finance and Transport for review and recommendations
with no timeframe to report.

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