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Norwegian Crown Prince commends Liberia’s development progress

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Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon
Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon

MONROVIA-UNDP Goodwill Ambassador made the statement Wednesday when he officially turned on the 3rd turbine at the Mt. Coffee Hydro Power Station in Harrisburg.

The turning on of the 3rd turbine was part of Prince Haakon’s on-site visit to the hydro to take a look at the project which rehabilitation was funded by his country, Norway, and other partners.

At the end of his tour of the hydro facility, Prince Haakon told reporters that he was impressed and stressed the importance of electricity.       

Meanwhile, the Norwegian Prince on Wednesday,5 April 2017, concluded his four day visit to Liberia with a call on young people to see themselves as the hope of the country.

Speaking during an interactive forum with students at the University of Liberia Fendell campus, Prince Haakon told the students that they are important and should therefore perceive themselves as having a stake in the country’s future.

He said more can be achieved in Liberia, but emphasized the need for peaceful elections.

Prince Haakon’s visit afforded him the opportunity to assess Liberia’s progress in consolidating peace, and in planning for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Meanwhile, Ambassador Haakon said he is impressed with the level of progress Liberia has made since the end of the country’s civil conflict.

The Crown Prince visited several institutions, including the Redemption Hospital, University of Liberia, the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant, among others, and said Norway remains committed to Liberia’s development quests.

He said he looks forward to seeing the conduct of peaceful and transparent elections in October.

For his part, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elias Shoniyin, thanked the Crown Prince and his country for their support to Liberia, and that Liberia remains focused in achieving its development goals.


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