Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Liberia, December 14-17.
While there, the Assistant Secretary will attend a ceremony on December 15 marking the commissioning of the first of four turbines at the Mount Coffee hydropower plant. The U.S. Government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, has been a key financial contributor to the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee plant, as part of its commitment to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa through the Power Africa initiative. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, other foreign dignitaries, and Millennium Challenge Corporation Deputy Chief Executive Officer Nancy Lee will also take part in the ceremony.
During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will also meet with senior government officials, participants in President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), and female students taking part in the Obama administration’s Let Girls Learn initiative. Be sure to follow the Assistant Secretary on Twitter @StateAfrica for more updates throughout her trip.Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Department of State.