You Will Have Unhindered Access

Minister Nyenpan & Sen. Teahjay share moment of joy at hearing
Minister Nyenpan & Sen. Teahjay share moment of joy at hearing
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-Works Minister Designate Assures Legislators
 
Liberia’s Public Works Minister designate Mabutu Nyenpan has assured the Committee on Public Works that legislators will have unhindered access to his administration.
 
Mr. Nyenpan made the remark when he appeared for confirmation on Thursday, February 15, 2018. 
“We shall appoint two desk officers in the Community Services Bureau of the ministry, exclusively dedicated to receiving and processing for prompt response, all queries and concerns from 1) Individual Legislators and or the Legislature and 2) from the communities. With this mechanism in place, all queries will be handled in a timely manner”, he emphasized.
  
According to him, as a former legislator, he was aware that Legislators sometimes have vested interests in the implementation of infrastructural and other community development projects in their constituencies. 
Hence, experience has taught him that occasionally Legislators get frustrated when their concerns or complaints about infrastructural development are left unattended in a timely manner. 
 
He therefore pledged that, when confirmed, Legislators will find in him a reliable partner for infrastructural development in Liberia, noting that his leadership will be sensitive and responsive to the infrastructure concerns of members of the National Legislature. 
 
The tough talking nominees was however quick to tell the committee that while his administration will do everything possible to satisfy the Legislators, he too expect them to reciprocate by giving him the necessary support in terms of budgetary allocation consistent with law. 
 
He added that the “pro-poor agenda” of President Weah’s administration will be meaningless if infrastructure development programs are not adequately funded to address the many challenges.
 
Meanwhile, the Public Works Minister designate has promised that during the forthcoming raining season, no vehicle will get stuck on primary roads across the country.