Friday, May 24, 2013 02:53
J. adom Limited To Begin Road Construction Soon
The company, J. Adom Limited (JAL), located on Tubman Boulevard, Congo Town, is a recognized construction infrastructure company and specializes in highway construction and its ancillaries. Desirous of doing business in the construction sector, the renowned Ghanaian company has invested in Liberia significant resources, including plants/equipment and staff.
With slightly more than thirty-four years experience and continuous improvement capabilities in the construction industry, the company's expertise is in the areas of large scale road construction projects of all categories. Indeed, this qualifies the company to deliver quality and clients' satisfaction as well as all weather road works as testified by the company's award-winning traits.
The CEO and organization's founder, Mr. J. Adom, was in June 2012 conferred upon the prestigious International Star for Leadership in Quality Award in Paris, France. The award was in recognition of the JAL's quality road works over the years. Similarly, in 2008, based on J. Adom's record as a leading road construction company in Ghana, the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTA) invited the company's CEO to the US to meet with U.S officials and private sector representatives involved in road construction work.
Based on its work in Ghana, a Liberian involved with the company coming to Liberia said, ' In the era of globalization and the growing disparities between developed and under developed countries, I think we need to harness the visible gains made by our regional partners within the nexus of South-South experience sharing. By so doing, we will not have to re-invent the wheel given the topographical and geographical similarities of our respective countries. Moreover, we at the same time can effectively explore and capitalize on the proximity that we have to Ghana, in the event where we need quick intervention. Such strategic approach, he pointed out, does not only accelerate our development drive after fourteen years of massive destruction but ultimately help us not to remain largely at the periphery of under development.”
Certainly, this line of thought is laudable and provides a fertile ground for rapid post war developments, when it comes to infrastructure and road construction works.
It can be recalled that on Monday, July 2, 2012, during a phone-in radio talk show, President Ellen Johnson condemned some of Monrovia finished roads terming them as substandard and not done to engineering design. The President said some of the roads will have to be rebuilt during the dry season.
Good roads and infrastructure development in any country is vital for good economic growth and development. Roads to almost all counties outside Montserrado are horrible, if not bad during the raining season. Consequently, most part of rural Liberia remain effectively cut off from Monrovia. Travel to neighboring countries in the region even becomes virtually impossible and this has a serious impact on regional trade and developments. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has prioritized roads and other basic social infrastructural construction during her second term in office.
Meanwhile, while post war Liberia reconstruction needs are quite enormous, the project manager of J. Adom remains optimistic that the challenges are surmountable. Saviour Kokoroko expressed gratitude on behalf of his management to the folks at the Ministry of Public Works and relevant agencies for the cordial and professional cooperation the company has received to get well poised for the task.