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Liberia: EU Amb., Estonian Lawmakers Visit Mt. Coffee Hydro

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Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Liberia: EU Amb., Estonian Lawmakers Visit Mt. Coffee Hydro

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Liberia Tiina intelmann along with two visiting members of Estonia's parliament, on Tuesday toured EU supported projects in Liberia including the ongoing Mount Coffee Hydropower rehabilitation project. The fieldtrip gave the EU delegation the opportunity to speak directly to implementing partners. Among the projects the EU delegation visited to gauge impact were the Monrovia-Bo Waterside road, the support to Ebola affected communities in Bomi County, the site of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture, Nutrition and Income project, and the 'Cash Transfer Scheme' to beneficiaries. The head of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) at Mount Coffee, Emmanuel Lawrence, took the team on a tour of the project which is still under construction. "With the look of things and the speed of the construction it is mostly likely that the first phase of the dam will be switched on by December 16," Lawrence told the delegation. He recounted the role played so far by the EU to ensure that Liberia for the first time in 25 years switches on electricity to a large swathe of the population. Lawrence continues: "We will do all we can to maintain this investment. The money we are using is from our partners so we have to protect it."

Source: allafrica.com