LIBERIA GOVT. HAS RESTORED ROAD USER PERMIT FOR WESTERN CLUSTER

LIBERIA GOVT. HAS RESTORED ROAD USER PERMIT FOR WESTERN CLUSTER

The Liberian government has reinstated the Road User Permit (RUP) for Western Cluster Liberia (WCL), an Indian iron ore company operating in Western Liberia. This decision was communicated by the Ministry of Public Works on Wednesday to Mr. Joseph Coeiho, CEO of Western Cluster Liberia. Public Works Minister Roland Giddings stated that the permit’s restoration is based on WCL’s compliance with several conditions, including a financial commitment of USD 200,000 for road repairs from Klay…

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AFDB PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED US$3.5-5BILLION DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR LIBERTY CORRIDOR

AFDB PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED US$3.5-5BILLION DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR LIBERTY CORRIDOR

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, announced during the Bank’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, that the AfDB is mobilizing $3.5 billion to $5 billion for the development of the Liberty Corridor, which will link Liberia and the Republic of Guinea. This major infrastructure project aims to connect the Buchanan Port in Liberia with an iron ore mining concession in Guinea, led by a consortium including HPX and…

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LIBERIA PRESIDENT FACED SCRUTINY REGARDING ACQUISTION OF 285 EARTHMOVING MACHINES FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION

LIBERIA PRESIDENT FACED SCRUTINY REGARDING ACQUISTION OF 285 EARTHMOVING MACHINES FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION

The Boakai-Koung administration has recently faced scrutiny over a controversial announcement regarding the acquisition of 285 earthmoving machines for road construction and maintenance in Liberia. Initially, at the administration’s first cabinet retreat held in Monrovia, the Minister of State without Portfolio, Mamaka Bility, declared that these machines, including yellow machines and trucks, were already on their way to Liberia. This announcement was met with enthusiastic applause and was supported by a government-released video showing the…

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CHINA ANNOUNCED DOZEN OF PROJECT WORKS TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN LIBERIA

CHINA ANNOUNCED DOZEN OF PROJECT WORKS TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN LIBERIA

The People’s Republic of China, through its Embassy in Liberia, has announced several developmental projects aimed at enhancing Liberia’s growth. These announcements were made on May 21, 2024, in Monrovia during a reception dinner hosted by the Chinese Embassy. The event, themed “Keeping in Mind the Original Aspiration of China-Liberia Relations to Move Forward Together,” featured key discussions and declarations by Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Yin Chengwu. Ambassador Yin emphasized China’s commitment to deepening engagement…

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HOW LESSA PROJECT PRESENT AFFORDABLE ENERGY IN LIBERIA

HOW LESSA PROJECT PRESENT AFFORDABLE ENERGY IN LIBERIA

The launch of the second phase of the Liberia Electricity Sector Strengthening and Access Project (LESSA) represents a significant step towards improving access to sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy in Liberia. The project, funded by the World Bank, aims to rehabilitate, upgrade, and expand the medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) distribution network in and around Monrovia, implementing revenue protection measures. A stakeholder consultation dialogue was convened to introduce the project to national stakeholders,…

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LIBERIA SENATE TO PROBE WORK MINISTRY OVER UNAUTHORIZED AWARD OF OVER US$21M ROAD CONTRACTS

LIBERIA SENATE TO PROBE WORK MINISTRY OVER UNAUTHORIZED AWARD OF OVER US$21M ROAD CONTRACTS

Liberia Senate are set to probe contractors that are handling unapproved projects in the country. The country plenary of the Liberian Senate has instructed its Committees on Judiciary, Public Works and Public Accounts and Audits to look into dealings with the Public Works Ministry. The decision to probe the ministry is as a result of the ministry awarding over US$21 worth of contracts to several contractors without legislative approval. During a session held last week,…

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LIBERIA GOVT. SECURED US$300M FROM WORLD BANK FOR DAM CONSTRUCTION

LIBERIA GOVT. SECURED US$300M FROM WORLD BANK FOR DAM CONSTRUCTION

The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) says the Government of Liberia has acquired a commitment of US$300m from the World Bank to construct a dam in Bong County. During a recent high-power delegation’s visit to Bong County, LEC Corporate Communication Manager Mr. Philip Farley said that the people are excited and have welcomed the dam construction in their area. Mr. Farley described the acquisition of the World Bank commitment as a great step in achieving the…

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HOW LIBERIA NEED US$1 BILLION TO RESOLVE ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE

HOW LIBERIA NEED US$1 BILLION TO RESOLVE ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE

Addressing Liberia’s perennial power crisis will require significant financial investment, with the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) estimating that between US$700 million to US$1 billion is needed for the construction of a reservoir to alleviate the electricity issue. The lack of a sufficient reservoir at the Mount Coffee Power plant has been identified as a long-standing challenge, leading to operational gaps during dry seasons. In order to solve this problem, the Executive Director for Planning, Engineering,…

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LIBERTY CORRIDOR PROJECT AGREED IN LIBERIA

LIBERTY CORRIDOR PROJECT AGREED IN LIBERIA

The Mano River Union (MRU), representing the collective interests and development aspirations of our member states, is delighted to express its full support for the recent announcement made by High Power Exploration Inc (HPX) regarding a pioneering agreement–a Letter of Intent with the Government of Liberia and the Guma Africa Group Ltd. This agreement marks the initiation of negotiations to establish a groundbreaking multi-user infrastructure project, known as The Liberty Corridor, aimed at connecting Guinea…

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TECHNIAL ISSUES DISTRUPT POWER OUTAGE AT ROBERT INTERNATIOAL AIRPORT, LIBERIA

TECHNIAL ISSUES DISTRUPT POWER OUTAGE AT ROBERT INTERNATIOAL AIRPORT, LIBERIA

The management of the Roberts International Airport has issued an apology for the disruption in the supply of electricity at the airport. In a statement, the airport’s authority said this is due to technical glitches being experienced by its primary and secondary power sources. The statement signed by Mr. Jero Mends-Cole, Port Manager Officer-in-Charge states: “The Management of the Liberia Airport Authority-Roberts International Airport informs the public, airlines and port users of technical glitches being…

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LIBERIA NEW PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED ROAD EXPANSION AS TOP PRIORITY

LIBERIA NEW PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED ROAD EXPANSION AS TOP PRIORITY

Liberia’s new President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has vowed road expansions and improvements as a top priority for his Administration. This commitment was contained in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). Boakai campaigned on road development as a top priority in seeking to relieve the country of years of economic stagnation and ensure better transportation access across the oldest African Republic. In his address on Monday, he said there has been some progress in…

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CALLS FOR ROAD PAVEMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT INTENSIFY IN LIBERIA

CALLS FOR ROAD PAVEMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT INTENSIFY IN LIBERIA

China Union continues to remain irritable with living up to its social contract stipulated in its 25 years Mineral Development Agreement, as citizens of Fuamah District in Bong County, are now considering staging a protest action at the Chinese Embassy, to draw the Chinese government’s attention to the bridge in social contracts by one of their companies operating in Liberia. China’s union is said to be not moved by the several calls over the years…

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RESIDENT EXPRESS FRUSTRATION OVER DELAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF US$35K BRIDGE IN LIBERIA

RESIDENT EXPRESS FRUSTRATION OVER DELAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF US$35K BRIDGE IN LIBERIA

Residents of Wartehken and Gbolobo Nimeken towns in Pleebo Statutory Soloken District, Maryland County have expressed frustrations over the delay in the construction of a US$35,000 bridge linking the two towns near the Cavalla River belt. According to the aggrieved residents, construction work on the bridge started in 2021, when the statutory superintendent of the District, Aloysius Williams, broke grounds for the facility. Since then, there has been no sign of completing the bridge project….

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CHINESE FIRM EMBARKED ON ROAD REHABILITATION IN LIBERIA

CHINESE FIRM EMBARKED ON ROAD REHABILITATION IN LIBERIA

In an effort to creating easy access to roads across several communities in Caldwell, Montserrado County District#15, a Chinese sand mining company Hyde Investment, has embarked on rehabilitation of various feeder roads across the district. The road rehabilitation plus ongoing construction of the township’s first multipurpose hall are part of the company’s corporate social responsibility aimed at improving lives of residents. The road initiative is targeting Taylor Mayor Compound and other projects in the township….

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LIBERIA PRESIDENT SWITCH ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT IN PALALA

LIBERIA PRESIDENT SWITCH ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT IN PALALA

President George Weah has switched on an electrical power plant in Palala, Bong County, expanding the reach of electricity access to poor households in that township and its surrounding communities.  The initiative, sponsored by the African Development Bank, aims to expand electricity access to more homes outside of Montserrado County. Bong County, the nation’s third-largest populated county, currently struggles with access to electricity. “The electrification of rural and urban homes is part of his government’s…

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LIBERIA PRESIDENT BREAK GROUND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 150-HOSPITAL BEDROOM PROJECT

LIBERIA PRESIDENT BREAK GROUND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 150-HOSPITAL BEDROOM PROJECT

President George Manneh Weah has broken grounds for the construction of a 150-bedroom C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County. During the ceremony Wednesday, August 30, 2023, Mr. Weah assured Liberians that more health facilities will be constructed under his administration. Mr. Weah broke grounds for the facility as part of his presidential campaign activities in the ahead of the October 2023 presidential and legislative elections. “We are pleased today to break ground for this…

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ARCELORMITTAL LIBERIA KICK-OFF CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOUSING PROJECT IN LIBERIA

ARCELORMITTAL LIBERIA KICK-OFF CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOUSING PROJECT IN LIBERIA

ArcelorMittal Liberia has embarked on the construction of a new housing project of twenty-six concrete buildings at its Tokadeh Mines to accommodate 1,040 of its staff in Nimba. The project is under the company’s Phase II Project (Operational Readiness), within the Tokadeh Mine concession area. The construction site is located along the main road leading to Yekepa from Tokadeh junction, covering a total area of 117,832.277 m2 or 29.12 acres of land. ArcelorMittal Liberia’s Chief…

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KEFI GOLD SET FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MINES IN ETHIOPIA

KEFI GOLD SET FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MINES IN ETHIOPIA

KEFI Gold and Copper are gearing up to begin the first phase of its Tulu Kapi gold mine project after securing funding for development in June. According to the company, Tulu Kapi Gold Mines plans to start relocating local communities in the coming months – marking the official launch of the mine development. KEFI Gold recently wrapped a three-day workshop with government agencies to map out the mine project’s rollout over the next few months,…

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WORLD BANK APPROVED US$300M FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SECOND HYDROELECTRIC DAM IN LIBERIA

WORLD BANK APPROVED US$300M FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SECOND HYDROELECTRIC DAM IN LIBERIA

The World Bank Group has pledged US$300 million to the Republic of Liberia for the construction of a second Hydroelectric Dam (SP-2) further up the St. Paul River in Lower Bong County. This project, when completed, will significantly increase Liberia’s hydropower generation capacity by an additional 150 megawatts. This hydro project will be the second of four dams to be constructed along the St Paul River. The World Bank announced the pledge at a donor…

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CONSTRUCTION OF 444KM COASTAL HIGHWAY PROJECT BEGINS IN LIBERIA

CONSTRUCTION OF 444KM COASTAL HIGHWAY PROJECT BEGINS IN LIBERIA

The government of Liberia and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have finalized discussions to kick-start the construction of the 444km long coastal highway before 2023. The joint initiative aims to drive economic growth and development, particularly in the Southeastern region of Liberia. On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, an AfDB delegation comprising Mr. Rufus Darkortey, Executive Director of the Bank, Dr. Benedict Kanu, Country Manager of the Bank in Liberia, and Jean-Noel Ilboudo, held a meeting…

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