Seccom paves the way for Hill International in Liberia

Mr. Samuel T. Blango of Seccom has introduced Mr. Irvin E. Richter, Chairman and CEO of Hill International (, 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.

President Sirleaf

Her Excellency instructed the NHA to invite the Chairman to Liberia and this was done for the period July 7-19, 2013.  Mr. Richter and his party will be in Liberia as of July 7th as a guest of the Government. A US-Liberia Business Development Summit is being organized by some US and Liberian partners in collaboration with the Embassy of Liberia  Trade Office in the USA between July 8-15, 2013 at the Royal Hotel and Mr. Richter will be speaking on the 10th.  Ambassador Sulunteh and Ms. Gibson will facilitate the Hill Int’l visit.Mr. Blango will be assisting to schedule meetings with the President, key government officials, plus selected business leaders, and assist the delegation to Liberia to help create a relationship between Hill and his offices in Monrovia, as well as to make the introductions necessary to create this great opportunity for a partnership.

Liberia Embassy

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.

WHAT DOES IREX WANT? U.S. Taxpayers Money Must Impact Liberian Media

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

Landmark agreement: Seccom and Broadband communications for Liberia 2012.

President Sirleaf

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

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Seek Second Term in 2011

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 Sirleaf and Cabinet Embark On Week-Long Tour of Maryland, River Gee, Grand Gedeh, and Nimba Counties

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

‘STILL IN CHARGE’: Sawyer Denies Quit From Governance Commission

Monrovia –

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 business news

President Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

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

LIBERIA: Govt. And the United States Sign Increased Annual Assistance Agreements

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

Seccom Scouts for Joint Ventures in Liberia

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.

“Liberian Contractors are Hustlers” – says Mr. Foday Kamara

The President of the Liberian Construction Constructor, Foday Kamara says Liberian contractors are hustlers who lack the capacity to perform. Continue reading