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' capitals.
At the start of his recently held Counties Appreciation Tour in Bong County, President Weah promised to electrify the main streets of Gbarnga through his street lights project.
Though the project dragged on for a while after the President's visit, but it finally came 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, and Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean.
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.
The Bong County District #3 Lawmaker used the medium to thank Minister of State, Nathaniel McGill, for ensuring the successful completion of the project that was once described as a failure.
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.
Rep. Cole at the same time assured citizens that the CDC led government will continue to factor Bong County into its development agenda.
The solar panel lights stretch from the Old Gbarnga Iron Gate to Old Facebook, along the Ganta Highway.
Reported By: Joseph Armstrong Doloyuwah