Disclosing this to the Informer, one of few daily newspapers in Monrovia at the bank of a river near Balagwalazu about seven minute walk from the town on Saturday January 12, 2013, the chief engineer of ECOWOOD which is supervising the project, Mr. Boakai Gobah expressed the hope that within one week, the road construction embarked on by his company will reach the Balagwalazu town.
He added that in a week's time the remaining works on the bridges between the towns will be completed, and that the laying of the road for vehicles to begin plying on them will also be completed and ready for public use.
Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd in Balagwalazu town, Mr. Sumo said that what they are about to witness is bringing development to the people, which is the realization of the dream of every citizen of the town residing in Monrovia and any part of the world.
“Every citizen of Balagwalazu that I am in contact with has expressed the willingness to support any development initiative that is for the benefit of the people of this town.”
He added that: “the construction of the road means to them the removal of one of the key stumbling blocks to the development of the area.”
He asserted that before the Liberian civil war, Balagwalazu has been the only town having clinic and a mini airfield that was used by NGOs and the Government health personnel to transfer patients from the clan to the nearest hospital.
“But at the moment only the IRC of the Red Cross is operating the clinic, while the airfield and the school building disappeared during the war,” Mr. Sumo said.
He recalled that it was his late father, who served as a special Aide-de-corps (ADC) to the late President William R. Tolbert that spearheaded most of the development projects in the Buluyeama Clan.
“ I am always bothered by the slow pace of development nowadays in this clan, as I am always filled with the burning desire to rekindle the developmental spirit that was once the hall mark of our people,” he opined.
The Informer boss used the occasion to call on all well meaning citizens of Lofa county to identify with his clan, adding that his clan is still lagging far behind in several aspects of development. He said together in solidarity they can contribute their quota in building their motherland Lofa County.