Local government officials in River Cess find themselves at the center of a brewing scandal. The officials are implicated in the double sales of scrap metals removed from the old Timbo River Bridge in the county.
Commuters traveling to and from the southeast of Liberia can now walk across the Timbo River Bridge, after Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyepan instructed Jupiter Construction Company to now allow passage to pedestrians.
Jupiter Construction has finally completed the construction of the Timbo River Bridge between River Cess and Grand Bassa Counties. But will not be commissioned until August 15, 2019, according to Floyd Thomas, Jupiter Constructionâ€™s Chief Executive Officer.
The detour bridge meant to be used as an alternative route to cross the Timbo River was washed away on Saturday night as a result of heavy rains, cutting off the major connection to the southeast.
On Monday February 18, 2019 Napoleon Davis of Jupiter Construction announced that the Ministry of Public Works had instructed his company to close the bridge to the public. The announcement comes even though a planned detour is not yet completed by the Ministry of Public Works.
Jupiter construction, the company responsible for the replacement of the 43-year-old Timbo River Bridge, has resumed work after a five-month hiatus.
The Timbo RiverÂ Bridge that separates Grand Bassa and River Cess again became so badly damaged that it was again rendered too dangerous to cross.
The scheduled replacement of the 42-year-old Timbo River Bridge has been pushed back.