President Weah Opens Bid For Reopening Of The Harper Basin Oil & Gas Exploration

President George Manneh Weah

The Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah today, November 6, 2018 opened bid for the reopening of the Harper Basin Oil & Gas Exploration as was promised during his inaugural address to the nation when he assumed the mantle of leadership, declaring that “Liberia is open for business”, appealing to international partners to come and invest in Liberia.

The Liberian leader’s decision today came considering the poor state of the country economy his government inherited, and at this moment intended to reawaken the confidence of the international community and the larger business world, to faith in the have government’s ability to confront the problems in order to put the economy back on the trajectory of growth.

According to the Executive Mansion press release issued today, noted that the President has been working tirelessly with partners to identify and develop frameworks to revive the economy and eventually bring relief to the Liberian people.

In the view of the President, one area of significant interest and relevance in reviving the economy is Liberia’s oil and gas sector, which remains largely untapped and has the potential to rekindle and brighten the path to prosperity.

It is in keeping with this conviction that the government resuscitated, through a thorough review process, the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), by appointing a new management team, and restructuring the Liberia Petroleum regulatory Authority (LPRA).

In view of this development, the President has accordingly mandated relevant institutions to work out necessary modalities for a successful reopening of the Harper Basin for oil & gas exploration.

However, the government announces that it will be hosting a Bid Round in 2019 for the Harper Basin exploration, and wishes to encourage interested companies to take advantage of the groundbreaking opportunities to invest in the sector.

Also, the President has directed and advised the relevant institutions to develop appropriate frameworks to enhance and facilitate the successful hosting of the 2019 Bid Rounds, the release signed by the Presidential Press Secretary, Sam Mannah concluded.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.