The construction of a super highway linking Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire is set to kick off and the project will be funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
According to the AfDB outgoing President, Dr Donald Kaberuka the project will start soon since they are currently evaluating on the budget that will be able to complete the project in the recommended time.
The president who was speaking during the Bank’s 50th anniversary sain those are the major projects that the bank is going to endeavor before he finally walks out of the office.
He also added that the highway will ease transportation and link the two nations in order to end the short term fear they have had from each other being caused by Ebola and said the bank is ready to use its resources to fight Ebola.
The outgoing president said many projects in the region have stalled due to the attack by the virus and people in the countries fear getting in touch to each other and also interacting to each other.
Sierra Leone’s finance minister Dr. Kaifala Marah also noted that the country has recorded a big loss over US$1 billion due to Ebola crisis that made the country’s power supply go down by over 129 megawatts in a period of 6 months.
Marah added that the country only had 129 megawatts of electricity from just five megawatts during the war years and we were doing well with agriculture and the economy was listed as one of Africa’s fastest growing economies with the promotion of peace and reconciliation in full swing.
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