|We Laud The Public Works' Road Visibility Campaign|
|Published on July 13, 2010||Email To Friend Print Version
The Ministry of Public Work last Friday (July 9, 2010) launched what it called “road visibility campaign”, which involves side-brushing of the Monrovia-Ganta highway.
The project, which targets the 120-mile stretch of road, is intended to make the Monrovia-Ganta highway visible for drivers, especially during this rainy season, and ahead of the Independence Day celebration which takes place in Nimba.
According to officials of the Ministry, the road-side brushing project is part of activities marking the celebration of the country's 163rd independence anniversary (July 26), and to also put money in the pockets of people along the high way who will be involved in the work.
The Project, as we gathered, will provide short-term employment opportunity for over 800 persons, with each person getting US$3 daily.
We see this as a very commendable initiative by the Ministry of Public Works.
There is no need to emphasize that this campaign will facilitate a better celebration of July 26 by many of the unemployed people living along the high way.
It will unquestionably enable both young and old men to work for cash and buy something (food and wearing at least) to celebrate the day.
But more than that, the initiative will help to save many lives: It will reduce the number of accidents along the high way as speeding drivers (careless and cautious) would be able to see ahead of them and drive appropriately, unlike when the bushes, tall grasses and trees branches prevent vehicle operators from seeing ahead.
This “visibility” will further help drivers see far ahead of them the bad parts including pot holes, which are often responsible for the many accidents along the highway.
This is why we feel compelled to applaud the Ministry of Public Works for undertaking this great initiative that will employ people, change lives, and save lives.