In fulfillment of President George Weah’s pronouncement that Liberia is open for business, a group of German Investors are poised, to shift the tourism industry in Liberia, by investing about US$5million.
The investment will see the construction and total transformation of eco-villages, situated in Little Bassa, Grand Bassa County,
The move is intended to add value to the country’s tourism sector among its counterparts in the sub-region.
Liberia, Africa’s first constitutional Republic that declared independence (as a free state) in 1847, is abundantly endowed with natural resources, wonderful beaches, wild-packed national parks, mountains, waterfalls, lakes and islands.
The West African nation is also known for its incredible artifacts, rich, diverse traditions and culture, its delicacies, and scenic geographical features that could serve as potential reasons to coax (attract) visitors from the world over.
Meanwhile, the German investors, under the organization of THESAURUM TRAVEL AGENCY Ltd., headed by Mr. Jürgen Bertram say they are expected to acquire about 500 acres of lands for the construction of the first 50 out of the 500 eco-friendly bungalows.
According to the group, the constructions and landscaping of the Eco Beach Resort known as “LA-LIMBA-LUNA” are expected to last for about five months, December 2022 to April 2023.
The Germans are intending to properly re-brand tourism with an inclination of public-private investment with the people and Government of Liberia to build the first large Eco Village or Eco Beach Resort “LA-LIMBA-LUNA,” that could lead to jobs creation and expansion of local businesses as well as provide social benefits in terms of schools, health centers, roads, scholarships and among others to the communities.
“The first bungalows are expected and set up at the beginning of the dry season. The first set of guests are expected next year April and several bungalows have already been ordered by German buyers. It is an exclusive and unique concept for Liberia and all of Africa, the THESAURUM TRAVEL AGENCY Ltd. said in its press statement.
Accordingly, the Little Bassa Eco Beach Resort “LA-LIMBA-LUNA” will be an exclusive accommodation which maintains untouched the identity of the landscape which surrounds it; the ideal place for those who seek quiet and intimacy, for those who wish to stop time, relax while in contact with pristine nature, for those who love both sea and lagoon, and for those who chose to admire some beautiful colors and its dense place with aromas.
The bungalows are expected to have ample patio and garden, elegantly furnished with local ethnic style elements.
The statement added: “There will also be enough options to suit all our guests’ needs. Ecotourism enthusiasts and curious alike will discover a brand new way of travelling at Little Bassa Eco Beach Resort “LA-LIMBA-LUNA“, a simple and captivating environment where care and respect for nature and for other people is key.”
Liberia has enacted a law creating a Tourism Authority Act of 2020, which will positively impact the Government’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in terms of beefing up the revenue generation capacity as well attracting more private sector investment within the tourism sector.