Liberia, Sierra Leone jointly agree to boost WASH sector
Liberia and Sierra Leone have agreed to jointly mobilize resources and speed up reforms aimed at improving their water and sanitation (WASH) sector, which is in dire need of improvement.
Millions of people in both countries lack safe drinking water supply both in rural and urban communities.
The two West African neighbors agreed to dig into their own national coffers and collaborate with development partners to deliver adequate and safe drinking water and better sanitation to their people.
Th agreement was reached at the end of a two-day inter-ministerial meeting in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, from where WADR’s Correspondent William Selmah reports.
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Both nations are reconstructing their infrastructures after they ended seperate civil wars in the 1990s.
Africa’s richest man invests US$30m to build cement factory
Reports from Monrovia say Africa’s richest man has signed a 30 million US dollars investment deal with the Liberian government to manufacture cement in Liberia.
According to Liberia’s daily, Fronpageafrica Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian investor signed the deal with the Managing Director of the National Port Authority, Matilda Parker on behalf of government recently.
Liberia currently has only one cement manufacturing company, which is finding it very difficult to meet growing demand for the product in the country’s post war construction boom.
The head of Monrovia’s seaport said she was thrilled that the deal would see the production and packaging of cement, one of thekey commodities needed for the country’s development.