Liberia Gets New Tourism Organization

A new tourist organization- Pepper Adventure has been established in Liberia. Speaking in an interview with reporters in Monrovia on Wednesday, Pepper Adventure Country Representative in Liberia Mr. Ambrose N. Wiagbe said the organization will provide services as assistance and information on cultural, historical and contemporary heritage to people on organized sightseeing and individual clients at educational establishments, religious and historical sites, including museums, and various tourist sites in Liberia.

He noted that Pepper Adventure is prepared to point out the way and lead others on a trip or tour. Generally, a tourist guide and will l work at a specific location, city or province. In some cases, guides qualify to guide throughout an entire country.

Mr. Wiagbe said Liberia is a country in West Africa that shares borders with Sierra Leone in the west, Guinea in the north and Côte d’Ivoire in the east and in the south with the Atlantic Ocean, noting the capital, Monrovia is home to the Liberia National Museum, which has exhibits of national culture and history.

Around Monrovia are palm-lined beaches like Silver and CeCe, and along the coast are beach towns includng the port of Buchanan, in Grand Bassa Counrty and the laid-back Robertsport in Grand Cape Mount County.

He indicated that Tourism forms a small part of the national economy of Liberia, and recalled that in the past, many tourists visited Liberia, mostly from the United States of America.He noted that Liberia’s economy, including the tourist industry, was badly damaged by civil war in the country, and has only just started picking up with the launch of a Tourism Association here.