Momentum On Pro-Poor Agenda
-It Seeks To Improve Standard Of Living
-Min. Nyenpan Declares
By Hawa SB.Dolley.
Public Works Minister, Mabutu Nyenpan said, government’s pro-poor agenda is intended to improve the living standard of ordinary citizen,
Following the end of the first cabinet retreat under the George Weah-led administration in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County last week, Min. Mabutu Nyenpan declared that the Pro-Poor agenda remains supportive to any initiative intended to ease traveling difficulty for ordinary Liberians, especially rural dwellers.
Speaking at a press conference held at Cape Hotel recently, Min. Nyenpan presented prospective developers, details of the South Eastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project (SECRAMP).It is being procured under a Public Private Partnership arrangement, to have interactive discussion with participants on PPP transaction structure and contractual provisions, prepare prospective developers for the tendering process and at the same time present emerging opportunities in road transport projects which, according to be rolled out in the short term.
Min. Nyenpan thanked the organizers of the conference, and assured that, the Public Private Partnership was in the best interests of the Ministry’s road connectivity plan.
He underscored the need for more innovative methods that will help bring relief to the people of Liberia in the road sector.
“That’s why the government is reaching out in whichever way possible to attract resources that will be used to address the sad state of affairs in the infrastructure sector of the country, especially the rural areas”, the Minister said.
According to him, significant percentage of the Liberian population lives in rural areas, where road conditions are terrible, and that travelling from one location to another, remains a major challenge.
The Public Works Boss noted that government was encouraged that the Public Private Partnership will minimize the quest for more loans, which often comes with high interest rate adding, government remains committed to whatever model that could be used to improve roads in the country.