Mr. Samuel T. Blango of Seccom has introduced Mr. Irvin E. Richter, Chairman and CEO of Hill International (http://www.hillintl.com/), a prospective American investor in the Liberian housing sector who met recently with President Sirleaf in the USA and expressed a keen interest in working with the Liberian Government to build up to 5,000 homes.
Sam Blango giving respects and confirming long time friendship with His Excellency Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh as we obtained our visas at the Liberia Embassy in DC.
Sam Blango giving respects and confirming long time friendship with 1st Secretary for Political and Consular Affairs at the Liberian Embassy in D.C. — with Sam Blango and Hon. Christopher J. Nippy at LIBERIAN EMBASSY, WDC.
Ahead of the 2011 elections in post-war Liberia, the local media is in dire straits in need of tools, practical training and resources in preparations for election coverage. With $US11 million in hand, what does the International Research and Exchanges Board(IREX)has in store to impact the local media? Same old workshops and training? We Have Had Enough!!!
IN JUNE 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), launched a five-year development program for Liberia. Continue reading
West Africa, specifically Liberia, is now gradually beginning to shift from a primitive way of communication to a modern one, following the signing of the submarine fiber optic cable project between the government of France and the Liberia.
The Liberian people have relied upon the use of satellite dishes or the airwaves for transmission, but with the invention of the broadband, communication will finally move to a modern state, without worries about weather, etc.
The Planning & Economic affairs minister, Amara Konneh disclosed that the Liberian government and the government of France has signed a $25 million US contract in Paris on June 5, 2010. Continue reading
Monrovia — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman to be elected head-of-state in Africa, announced Monday during her annual message to the national legislature that she will seek a second term during elections next year.
She said she was making the announcement now “to bring to an end all speculations” and said she would be “a formidable candidate” in the 2011 campaign. Continue reading
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and members of her Cabinet will this weekend kick off a week-long visit to southeastern Liberia, beginning with a stopover in Maryland County on Saturday, February 27-28.
The President and delegation arrive in the county’s capital, Harper, Saturday morning, to participate in a special convocation marking the inauguration of Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell as the first President of the William V. S. Tubman University, formerly the Tubman Technical College. The President will also dedicate the University. Continue reading
After months of speculations in Liberia that he has resigned his post and is now permanently residing in the United States of America, former interim leader of Liberia, Dr. Amos C. Sawyer head of the Governance Commission (GC) of Liberia says he is still in charge at the commission and is pleased with the reforms the commission is proposing for Liberia.
Sawyer told a news conference Thursday that the GC has made significant improvements in its recommendations about the overall governance structure, laws and other reform processes of Liberia, which he said are needed for good governance. Continue reading
Liberia has been at the point where there was a huge out pull of many global concerns who had expressed interest in investing in Liberia. But since the election and influence of the first female president of Liberia, Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the business climate has improved. Consequently, many American business firms have been encouraged to continue investing in Liberia. Seccom is continuing to make efforts to network with new companies, and build relationships online through Africa Online. Seccom is working to help Liberian business to see the benefit of being highlighted to potential investors, and business elsewhere in the world. Continue reading
The Governments of Liberia and the United States have signed an agreement under which the United States will increase its annual assistance to Liberia. The United States will provide nearly US$220 million in funding and technical assistance to support every pillar of the Poverty Reduction Strategy, otherwise referred to as the “Lift Liberia” Initiative. Of the total, $164 million is provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and another $55 million will support the training of security forces through the Department of State. Continue reading
The Liberia All Liberian Contractor Associations and Seccom are endeavoring to build a working relationship to help rebuild the war torn country. The president of ALCC, Mr. Foday Kamara is talking with Seccom to look for contrators form a Joint Ventures to get some of the World Banks and Government projects in Liberia as well as Sierra Leone.
The President of the Liberian Construction Constructor, Foday Kamara says Liberian contractors are hustlers who lack the capacity to perform. Continue reading