Deputy Secretary Higginbottom to Attend Liberia MCC Compact Signing Ceremony

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 30, 2015


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).

For further information, please contact Laura Robinson at EPPDMedia@state.gov or 202-647-4864, or visit http://www.mcc.gov, @EconEngage, or @MCCgov.