€105.2 million from the European Development Fund had been allocated to rehabilitate the road from Bandajuma to the Liberian border, to upgrade it into a Class I and to make it compliant with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) standards.
The rehabilitated road facilitates trade between Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, increases the economic and social development and assist in the achievement of poverty reduction both for the local population and the wider community in the region. The project also entails the construction of 3 bridges over the Mao, Sewa and Waanje rivers to a standard compatible with an international road.
The global objective of this assignment was to support the Contracting Authority to effectively discharge its supervisory functions and to provide the necessary reassurance regarding the implementation of the audited works contract in conformity with best international practice.
The specific objective was to carry out a Technical Audit during the works contract implementation phase, in order to deliver an independent opinion regarding the overall performance and compliance status of both the Consultants and the Contractor. A further objective was to provide timely and independent advice on appropriate measures/actions towards ensuring an effective and efficient management of the audited works and service contracts by the Contracting Authority, including relevant feedback to the European Commission.