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Liberia to Receive Over US$256M MCC Grant from US Gov’t


first_imgLiberia is expected to shortly receive more in access US$256.7 million from the US Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact program, after accomplishing the MCC Compact eligibility threshold following government’s performance on key governance indicators and the successful implementation of a compact threshold program in 2013.According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), the compact negotiated between the two governments will provide the GoL a grant in the amount of US$256.7 million to fund projects which constitutes the largest contribution to the rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee Hydro Power Plant, rehabilitation of the water intake and pipeline from Mt. Coffee to Millsburg, construction of regional road maintenance centers in River Gee and Tubmanburg, as well as erection of a LEC Training Center.As Liberia is expected to sign the compact in early October 2015 in Washington D.C., the MCC compact will provide significant resources in further transforming the Liberian economy leading to increased employment and poverty reduction. The statement also noted that the government’s attainment of the MCC compact threshold also marks the Sirleaf Administration’s serious commitment to good governance and the successful implementation of important policy and regulatory reforms necessary to stimulate private investment. The MCC Compact Program in Liberia is implemented through a Compact Development Core team headed by former Foreign Minister Mr. Monie Captan, under the leadership and direction of Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning Honorable Amara M. Konneh.The projects funded under the MCC compact will be implemented over a five (5) year period through a special purpose agency to be created by the Government. The agency will be known as the Millennium Challenge Account – Liberia (MCA-Liberia). The MCC is an independent, bilateral U.S. Government foreign aid agency established by Congress that is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance and economic prosperity. In 2010, the MCC and government of Liberia signed a $15 million threshold program grant agreement that focused on improving land rights and access, increasing girls’ primary education enrollment and retention, and improving Liberia trade policy and practices.Recently a Government of Liberia delegation entered into compact negotiations with the MCC from July 28 to 30, 2015 in Washington D.C. Previous MCC compact projects in Africa have seen Ghana, Tanzania, Morocco, and Benin, among beneficiary countries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Park City Utah – Reported by Elite Traveler the


first_imgPark City, Utah – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineMontage Deer Valley, North America’s newest mountain resort, opening December 2010 atop Empire Pass in Park City, Utah, has been named an official provider for the “2011 Sundance Film Festival: An Artist at the Table” fundraising event, benefitting the nonprofit Sundance Institute.The 2011 Sundance Film Festival: An Artist at the Table will kickoff the first day of the annual Sundance Film Festival the evening of Thursday, January 20, 2011, by gathering an intimate crowd of guests and artists at the lodge-style Montage Deer Valley for a festive pre-film cocktail reception. The group will then transfer to reserved seats for a film screening at the Eccles Theatre, just one of several competition films playing that night throughout Park City. After the film, guests and artists will return to the resort for a convivial three-course dinner. Each table of nine guests and an artist will enjoy an inventive farm-to-table menu created by Montage Deer Valley Executive Chef Matt Leonard. The evening will also include entertainment by Sundance Institute Composer Fellows.This unique fundraiser to benefit Sundance Institute, the presenting organization of the Sundance Film Festival, is a special evening to celebrate the importance of independent artists and their stories.www.montagedeervalley.comlast_img read more