Israeli Ambassador Pledges To Encourage Israeli Investors To Eye Liberia

israelIsraeli Ambassador to Liberia Ami Mehl has pledged to encourage Israeli businessmen to explore investment opportunities in various sectors of the Liberian economy.

According to an Executive Mansion release, Ambassador Mehl made the pledge Tuesday when she a paid a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her t office on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

The Israeli envoy, who was accompanied to President Sirleaf’s office by Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara, expressed his preparedness to work with Liberia to ensure energy boost for the country, noting that it is “extremely crucial” to meeting the middle-income level.

The Israeli diplomat, who is resident in Accra, Ghana, then informed President Sirleaf that two experts in the area of Early Childhood Learning are due in the country soon to work along with the Ministry of Education to examine existing issues to advance proposals for practical and workable outcomes.

In response, President Sirleaf thanked Ambassador Mehl for his continued interest and support in attracting potential business opportunities for Liberia.

She said Israeli private sector intervention in the energy sector is crucial in expanding the overall energy capacity even after the completion of the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant.

Liberia, the Chief Executive noted, is part of the U.S.-funded “Power Africa” initiative and as such working in partnership with Israeli-inspired investors is a welcome development.

President Sirleaf also said Liberia’s new agenda for doing business is anchored on value addition, especially in the forestry, fisheries, oil palm, coffee, cocoa and mining sectors.

The Liberian leader observed that “the much needed jobs will come online when value chain or addition informs our economic diversification drive.”


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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.