Liberia: House Reviews New Law To Make Tourism Autonomous

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

By Leroy M. Sonpon, III

The Plenary of the House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Judiciary and Information Broadcasting, Cultural Affairs and Tourism to review an Act titled: “The Liberia National Tourism Authority Act of 2020.”

The new law is aimed at making ‘Tourism’ an autonomous agency and would be separated from the Ministry of Information. The Joint Committee is expected to report to the House’s Plenary within a period of two weeks. Rep. J. Fonati Koffa, chairman on the House’s Judiciary Committee, will chair the joint committee.

Liberia is geographically tourism attractive.  The beaches, waterfalls (Kpatawee and Gbedin in rural Liberia), lakes (Lake Piso and Sheppard) along the coast, natural vegetation and relief areas lie undeveloped thus causing the country to lose revenue from tourism.

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