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99-year-old Samuel Mitchell Gbediah of River Cess County

Highlights Agriculture, Road Networks

By: Edwin M. Fayia from Rivercess

Updated: August 18, 2009 – 10:47am News Section:Community News

 RIVERCESS COUNTY — A prominent elder and son of a warrior in Gbediah Town, River Cess County, has called on the central government and other stakeholders to prioritize and decentralize the rehabilitation of feeder roads to enhance agricultural activities in the country.

Samuel Mitchell Gbediah, 99, made the statement recently in Gbediah Town, rural River Cess County, in an interview with the Daily Observer.


“The empowerment of farmers in rural Liberia by giving them access to good road networks will enhance the growth and development of the Liberian economy,” Gbediah asserted.

“To date, in the Gbediah Town Community,” he added, “more than 200 farms have been cultivated by farmers of the area. However, the Ministry of Agriculture has not been forthcoming with the much needed assistance, specifically seed rice, over the years.”

Another problem the Gbediah Town farmers are encountering, Old Man Gbediah pointed out, was the indiscriminate manner in which wild animals in the area were eating their rice and other cash crops. He underscored the need for urgent assistance in addressing these problems.

The legendary elder also disclosed that hunters in the area were being harassed by men claiming to be representatives of certain institutions. He told the Daily Observer that farmers in the area were in dire need of farming tools, seed rice, technical support and extension services, including food preservation products.

For more on this go to The Liberian Observer Online,




Liberia: Urban and rural infrastructure rehabilitation project

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2009 –

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:

IDA Grant: US$44 million equivalent

Project Description: The development objective of the Urban and Rural Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project for Republic of Liberia supports government’s goal of improving road access in Monrovia and targeted rural areas, as well as improving institutional structure for technical management of the road sector.

Under current projects, IDA is supporting the government in comprehensively reforming its port sector. This grant will advance IDA’S ongoing and leading effort in addressing the rebuilding and developing of Liberia’s transport infrastructure and related Institution.

This operation will help respond to the situation by financing several critical components of transport infrastructure around the country, including:

1) resurfacing and rehabilitation of city streets in Monrovia and a traffic solution for one major congested city interchange;

2) rehabilitation of primary road sections in rural area;

3) maintenance of primary and secondary roads through collaboration with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) peacekeepers, and;

4) construction of a major bridge and a new fuel unloading facility.

The project will support the government’s efforts to re-establish basic transport infrastructure and improve the management of the transport sector. This will contribute to increased access to social services and commercial opportunities for the citizenry and consequently contribute to poverty alleviation in Liberia.

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Story just in from Star Radio….

Morweh Youths take on self-help project  
Written by Gabriel Paul    
Thursday, 02 October 2008 

The Youths of Doedain District in Morweh District, Rivercess County have begun the rehabilitation of bridges and side brushing of roads.

The youth chairman Aaron Garvlen said the project is being carried out on a self help initiative in collaboration with the District Development Committee.

Mr. Garvlen said the youths have constructed 15 bridges with local materials and side brushed the road leading to the border with Nimba County.

According to him, the project started three months ago after realizing the bad condition of the roads in the district.

Mr. Garvlen mentioned that due to the deplorable condition of the road, citizens and motorists were finding it difficult to travel freely.

Morweh District is situated in northwestern Rivercess County, bordering Grand Bassa and Nimba Counties.


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