US Envoy, Local Officials Discuss In Nimba

United States Ambassador to Liberia, Debora Malac, is on a tour of Nimba to inspect USAID-sponsored projects and hold discussions with local authorities of Nimba County on economic prospects in the county.

Ambassador Malac's visit, which started on Monday, March 31, will end on Wednesday, April 2.

During the tour, she will hold discussions on ongoing development projects in the county funded by the United States Aid for International Development (USAID), according to the Liberia News Agency.

She will also meet the County Administration on secondary road projects, rehabilitation of the Sanniquellie Municipal Water System and its extension to Ganta, local business investment and training opportunities, among others.

Addressing reporters in Sanniquellie Tuesday, the U.S envoy also disclosed that her tour will cover communities affected by ArcelorMittal operation and Cocopa Rubber Plantation.

During discussions with Ambassador Malac, Nimba Superintendent, Fong Zuagele, appealed for U.S investment in the areas of health, roads and education, which he classified as top priorities for the development of the county.

He said the County Administration is planning to connect secondary roads in the Gbee and Durue region, Kpablee, Yahmehn, and the Buu Yao administrative districts.

Nimba Assistant Superintendent for Development, Teeko Yorlay, said USAID-sponsored projects in the County included a 21-km road from Bahn to Payee, undertaken by the Food and Enterprise Development (FED), working in collaboration with the rural women project in Karnplay, and the FED Agricultural project at the Nimba County Community College.

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