The government of Liberia has finally switched on solar panel lights through the main streets of Gbarnga in Bong County.
The initiative is under the “Presidential Street Lights Project”, aimed at electrifying all counties capital.
Though the project dragged on for a while after the President’s visit, but it finally come to full swing on Saturday July 31, 2021, following a special visit by Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill.
Minister McGill was accompanied by Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel Tweah, Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean.
The solar panel lights stretch from the Old Gbarnga Iron Gate to Old Facebook, along the Ganta Highway.
Officially turning on the switch to the lights, CDC Bong County Lawmaker, Marvin Cole, stated that the project is a significant step by President Weah in decentralizing the activities of his government.
Rep. Cole noted that the turning on of the lights has silenced critics who had earlier cast doubt over the implementation of the project.
He said the electrification of Gbarnga demonstrates the President’s love and gratitude to the people of Bong County for their overwhelming support in 2017.
But according to some local business owner who spoke to Image TV Bong correspodent in Gbarnga, explained that the lighting of Gbarnga city is one of the historical projects under the CDC led government headed by President George Weah.
The citizens discribed the coming of the presidential streets lights project as a total boost to the county.