By Solomon T. Gaye
The 6th Annual Conference of Engineering Society of Liberia (ESOL), geared towards advancing infrastructure resilience and innovation, has kicked off in Ganta, Nimba County.
The conference brought together more than 110 participants and various department heads responsible for roads and road related issues.
Speaking at the program, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC), Monie Captan, called on engineers to be innovative in solving problems, noting that engineers are intended to solve problems and identify critical issues that are geared towards environmental solutions or easy solutions for effective drainages and others.
Speaking during the program, he explained that the conference’s discussion will focus on advancing infrastructure resilience and innovation, promote and share commitment to the advancement of infrastructure, a cornerstone of development and progress.
Captan told participants that road safety is intended to improve on road connectivity, security, access to farm to market corridors, as well as safety signs and measures for both pedestrians and vehicles, which will lead to income generation, and thereby develop the local and urban communities.
He named road safety awareness activity, civic education, policy and advocacy, internal governance, traffic accident victim assistance program, as leads to ensuring road safety in the country.
He welcomed visiting guests from Sierra Leone, Ghana, engineering students that are on internship, representatives of LERC, Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), and Ministry of Public Works, and encouraged them to excel in their field of specialty for the benefit of the public.