Liberia, India to build solar energy centre

Discussions are underway between India and Liberia to construct a solar energy centre in the West African country, an official said Wednesday.

Indian Ambassador to Liberia Anil K. Sharan made the disclosure after presenting his letters of credence to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wednesday, reported Xinhua. He expressed optimism that this will happen very shortly.

Sharan said plans were also underway by his government to send professors to Liberia to help improve the country’s academic system.

A decision will be reached on how many Indian professors would be deployed in Liberia, he said.

The Indian envoy said his country believes in human resource development and is very happy to share his country’s experience with Liberia.

Last year, eight rural Liberian women left the country for India to pursue studies in rural electrification at Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan.

The women who returned months ago are now empowered to electrify their own villages and subsequently serve as trainers.