The Government of Liberia(GoL), through the Liberia Refugees Repatriation and Resettlement Committee (LRRRC), is at the brink of making history for the first time as the entity gets set to dedicate a two-floor complex.
The complex, which is being constructed in Congo Town on the outskirt of Monrovia, is valued at US$349,000. Of this amount, US$200,000 is provided by the United Nations refugees’ agency – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), while the GoL is to provide the remaining US$149,000 that will lead to the full completion of the project.
Speaking Tuesday, February 21, 2023 during an inspection tour, LRRRC Executive Director, Rev. Fetus Logan, pointed out that the construction of the complex is in adherence to the entity’s obligation to execute President George Manneh Weah’s mandate and implementation of his vision.
Though there have been challenges along the way, the LRRRC boss thanked Liberia’s development partners, specifically UNCHR for supporting the project up to its current status.
Internal Affairs Minister Varney A. Sirleaf, who is also the Chairman of the Board of LRRRC, expressed his warmest thanks and gratitude to Rev. Logan and team at the LRRRC as well as partners for leading the project to fruition.
Minister Sirleaf promised to take the developmental message of LRRRC to cabinet as the entity waits on the remaining US$149,000 to complete the landmark project.
“I want to thank the Executive Director and his partners for leading us through this project. From what I am seeing, I am very impressed. I actually expected this because our ED is a hardworking man. We need to give him all the supports,” added Minister Sirleaf.
UNHCR Country Representative to Liberia Antony Akumu Abogi, indicated that the agency has had good working relationship with LRRRC to ensure that this project comes to fruition, while at the same time ensuring value for money.
“This is one of the fastest projects in Liberia that we have contributed direct funding to. We are happy to see that the money spent was used wisely. By this, any money that is supposed to go towards rent will now be used for other things that will benefit society,” the UNHCR country chief indicated.