Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom will join Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Dana J. Hyde and a delegation from the Government of Liberia, including Vice President Joseph Boakai and Minister of Finance and Development Planning Amara Konneh, on Monday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Department of State for a ceremonial signing of the $257 million MCC Liberia Compact.
The MCC Liberia Compact was approved by MCC’s Board of Directors in September 2015. It highlights the United States’ rapid re-engagement with the country in its post-Ebola recovery, and will focus on hydropower generation, electricity sector reform, and road maintenance sector reform.
The event is open to the press. Pre-set time for cameras is 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).