Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has slammed former Vice President and opposition Unity Party Standard Bearer, Joseph N. Boakai, for his failure to bring relief to the people of Lofa County while he served as Vice President for 12 years.
VP Taylor said her predecessor did nothing as the most senior and elderly statesman from that part of the country to pave the Lofa road as the people continue to experience the terrible conditions of the road, especially during the rainy season.
“If he could not do it for 12 years while the VP and their government had all of the international support, when do you think he will do it? His people didn’t benefit from the massive development they are now benefiting from under the regime of the CDC government,” she said.
Unlike Boakai, VP Taylor maintained that the Coalition for Democratic Change government, is at the verge of commencing the asphalt pavement of roads in major towns in her native Bong County.
These roads, the Vice President noted will connect towns such as Totota, Sanoyea, Gbonota and the Phebe parking route will also be done among others.
Speaking recently in Gbarnga when she appeared on a radio show that was simulcast across the county, the VP who hails from Sanoyea said the pavement of the road has been delayed because all the necessary processes have to be met before the process starts.
“Before the pavement of such starts, it needs to satisfy all those contractual requirements, including bids from National and international road-building companies and later, awarding of said contract. To meet all these requirements, a significant amount of time is needed,” she noted.
She said all the necessary processes have now reached the concluding levels and the pavement will start in the next three months. When paved, the route will provide easy access to road users plying the route. It will also connect Bong and Gbarpolu counties easily.
Meanwhile, VP Taylor has hailed President George Weah for his government’s meaningful contributions to Bong County. Madam Taylor said under President Weah’s government, the county has seen significant improvement in almost all sectors.
She named the improvement of the Bong County Technical College, the completion of the controversial Gbenequelleh Clinic, the payment of WAEC fees for twelve graders, the electrification of Gbarnga, the expansion of the C B Dunbar Hospital, the construction of the Center Bank Regional Cash Hub, the ongoing construction of an additional high school, and the completion of the Gbarnga broad street cement pavement as monumental achievements of the county under the CDC-led government.
Though the BCTC is not at a satisfactory level, the work done by the current regime should be appreciated by all well-meaning Bongese," Madam Taylor said.
The Bong County daughter then called on all Bongese to rally their support for the reelection bid of President George M. Weah. She said that the president needs another term to complete all of the development initiatives his government has initiated across the country.