Unfortunately, mankind had been condemned to work very hard at the provision of our daily necessities and the creature comforts, such as electricity, which we need on our fleeting journey on this difficult planet we call earth.
And so it is even with this Republic of Liberia, a nation that is gradually recovering from the ravages of a decade’s long brutal civil war in which most of our country’s vital infrastructures were destroyed.
It is worthy of note that Liberia’s leading source of electricity during the pre war years, the Mount Coffee Dam was so extensively destroyed, it defied any attempt at rebuilding.
That is until the magnanimous and philanthropic China decided to help rebuild that economically vital edifice.
Today, Liberians and indeed all the inhabitants of this troubled city we call Monrovia can now brief a welcome sigh of relief, as we watch the gradual completion of the Mount Coffee project which will no doubt make life more comfortable for all of us, with the availability of affordable electricity in our homes.
This is no small achievement given the huge cost of carrying out such a project at this time when bilateral development funds are drying up all over the place.
To our Chinese partners in progress and the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration we say bravo and thank you as the Mount Coffee dam is expected to come on stream soon.