LIBERIA: Where Is The US$60M Ministerial Complex?

Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chinese Ambassador To Liberia, ZHOU Yuxao
Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chinese Ambassador To Liberia, ZHOU Yuxao

Four years ago the Liberian and Chinese Governments signed an agreement for the construction of a ministerial complex with the aimed of reducing the huge expenditure being undertaken by the Liberian Government in rentals for public buildings.

The multi-million dollars agreement which was signed by the than Liberia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and current Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhou Yuxiao was witnessed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with the hope that the signing of it would give birth to the complex which will contain 10 government ministries.

But it seems the hopes and aspirations of Liberians who anxiously awaits to see this dreams come through has been disappointed, as the whereabouts of this much publicized US$60M complex construction is yet to be realized.

A cross section of Liberians who spoke to our reporter questioned the sincerity of the  UP led Government to complete those promises made before its elapse; the UP led Government has less than 24 months to hand over power to the incoming government.

Observers believed the fruition of this multimillion dollars project will be a nightmare for many Liberians who have been yearning for improved facilities of government agencies and ministries, and also urged the leadership of the government to put to rest those vices that would tent to divide the Liberian people.

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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.