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Liberia fails to meet Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia’s requirements

Francis Pelenah/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCAL) has given reasons why Liberia did not meet the eligibility requirements for the 2019 Compact Grant.

MCAL Director of Communications, Alphonso Zeon, said Liberia needed to have passed at least 10 out of 20 development indicators as pre-condition to getting the grant.

Mr. Zeon said:” The twenty indicators are divided into three categories, including ruling justly, economic freedom and investment in people.”

Speaking in an ELBC interview Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Mr. Zeon said though Liberia passed in the Control of Corruption category, it failed in Trade Policy and Health Expenditure.

According to Mr. Zeon, the MCAL relies on third party statistics from organizations such as the WHO and IMF to do its grading.

The MCAL is currently     managing a 257 million dollar grant from the United States Government in support to the construction of critical infrastructure such as roads and electricity in Liberia.


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