President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 held talks with a high-level delegation from the State of Israel at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia. The delegation was led by Israel’s Ambassador to Israel, H. E. Mr. Emmanuel Deev Mehl.
An Executive Mansion release said, the delegation which included top Executives of Northwest Oil and Gas Trading Company and BRIDGIN Foundation discussed interventions in the energy sector as well as well as agriculture, mining and city development.
Speaking further, president Sirleaf welcomed the delegation to Liberia and encouraged the team to explore the investment potential in Liberia particularly in the energy sector considering the increased demand for electricity which may not be satisfied with the coming on stream of the Mount Coffee Hydro. She pointed out that Liberia is a Power Africa country for the United States of America and by finding credible private sector institution to actualize the country-based interventions remain crucial for the country to benefit.
Prof. Tanko Mouhamaduo, Chief Executive Officer and President of BRIDGIN Foundation briefed President Sirleaf about the investment intention of the foundation in Liberia and pointed out that once started, Liberia could benefit from about 200 megawatts of electricity in one year. The head of Northwest Gas and Oil Trading Company expressed interest in the infrastructure sector by the development of new cities, particularly along the coastal areas. He also expressed interest in other sectors including mining, agriculture, mineral polishing, among others.
Meanwhile President Sirleaf earlier received Dr. Nehkonti Adams, a U.S.-based Liberian who is an infectious disease Specialist and a member of the United States Navy. She is currently working in Liberia with the LIBR in Charlesville, Margibi County.\
She was led to the office of the President by her parents, Dr. Z. Sherman Adams who teaches at the A.M. Dogloitti College of Medicine of the University of Liberia and Mrs. Kate Adams, also a medical practitioner who currently runs a school in Liberia.
President Sirleaf congratulated Dr. Nehkonti Adams for her achievements and encouraged her to consider being of service to her native Liberia in the near future. For her part, Dr. Nehkonti expressed delight for the opportunity to meet with the President and assured her about the possibility of been of service to Liberia someday.-Press release