The Liberian Senate has passed an investment incentive agreement between the Liberian Government and Musons Group, Incorporated, for the construction of a five star hotel & resort in Marshall, Margibi County.

According to highlights of the agreement, Musons, which is a one hundred percent Liberian-owned architectural and construction company, will develop the hotel, which will comprise 210 rooms, theaters, and an international conference center with a capacity of six thousand guests, twelve luxury villas with a swimming pool each, chalets, two helipads, a water park, a shopping center, and medical facility.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at his 11th Street offices yesterday following the passage of the agreement, President and /CEO of Musons Group, Inc., Joe Gene Mulbah said the facility will have a waterfront with outdoor and indoor gardens, recreational facilities and rooftop gardens for public and private use and for tourists.

“In addition, the Musons Group hotel & resort will offer helicopter tour of designated tourist sites within Liberia, fishing expeditions, conference facilities, art gallery with display of Liberian arts & crafts, and sports and recreational facilities,” Mulbah disclosed, adding that the construction work will commence immediately after the House of Representatives concur, and would be completed within three years.

Mulbah, who started his architectural work at the famous Milton & Richards architectural firm in Monrovia, expects that some 2,500 Liberians will be employed during the construction period, while more than 500 persons will gain employment to help run the facility.

“We will have eight (8) working elevators; our security will be both digital technology and man power, while we will be dealing with the national power grids. We will also construct an underground HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) energy generating plant, not forgetting solar technology,” Mulbah asserted.

He said Musons Group, which was founded on August 4, 1996, has been doing both architecture and construction works on private homes and public buildings, “and this hotel & resort is going to be our biggest venture and we want to prove that Liberian entrepreneurs have come of age.”

With respect to global climate change, Mr. Mulbah said his firm has taken that into consideration, adding: “Our engineers have done both soil testing to determine whether the area can withstand the kind of work plan we have, while a coastal defense analysis is currently ongoing with positive results.”

In their recommendation to Senate plenary yesterday, the Committees on Concessions & Investment; Judiciary, Claims, Petitions & Human Rights and Foreign Affairs said: “In view of the eventual benefits the over US$70 million will bring to the Liberian economy, the Senate Committees hereby recommend to the plenary of the Liberian Senate to approve the ratification of the proposed investment agreement between the government of Liberia and Musons Group Inc.”

The Bill is sponsored by Senators Oscar Cooper and H. Dan Morias. Meanwhile, in an unprecedented move, hard-line Margibi County Senator Oscar Cooper, upon passage of the agreement, in a brief statement, thanked his colleagues for their farsightedness in passing what he described as a rewarding multi-million-dollar investment package that will greatly benefit Margibians firstly, and the entire national workforce.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Let them think about climate change gradually unfolding.Besides,government needs an independent body to verify what musons company is saying.

  2. What about encouraging these investors to restore the Ducor Hotel and Hotel Africa, rather than building from scratch in Marshall. Something seems to be wrong with public policies on such matters.

  3. All this luxury are solely for the senators and the elites. While I applaud 100% Liberian owned , I must say that given the track record, I am worried. Who is this huge luxurious display catering to? Helipad? Really? I thought the Senators would rather begin talking about all the destroyed landmark like Hotel Africa, the Ducor Hotel, and others. Those hotels have a history and should not be made to slowly go to rack and ruin. What are the names of the owners of this Musons Group? Did the Senators even read the agreement?

    • Mr. Patriotic, you might be 100% right that the properties might be senate and elite owned. For me it is Liberian owned it’s OK with me. I wish is enlightenment and cleaner place.

    • Bartum, you’re right about the location pointed out but I can guarantee that facilities like built any part of the country of the country won’t go useless. It will attract people, people will want to build nearby. Companies will want to get close and provide other services that might be needed but not provided yet. In a location couple of miles away from our jammed city Monrovia would even help free this one city that everyone wants to be.

    • Bartum, accessibility is key. Robersport is not accessible as Marshall. Besides, Marshall is closer to RIA and tourists can easily get there by boat, car or helicopter.

  4. No offence, it is so easy to announce and show the prototype of an excellent thing that anyone would greatly embrace. But we have had countless amount of funds pumped into the country and we see no results. Again sorry for my negative which comes about based on previous records. Is really this going to come to a past? Can’t wait to see mind rested. Like others mentioned renovate instead of starting from scratch. Recovered infrastructures can generate funds to be used to towards new projects like this one. All my wish is better LIB:-).

  5. Very encouraging! Cognizant of many land disputes along the Roberts International Airport (RIA) corridors, please share light as to the exact location of the Farmington Resort Hotel. Calm-minded neighbors make friendly business atmosphere.

  6. Congratulations to Joe and his group. Wishing you many success. Creating employment opportunities for our young people is vital to the economy and to the security of our country. We could debate on whether we should renovate or build from scratch. If this is a private venture, we should allow the investors to place their investment where they think they will get the best return and not on the opinions of others. I pray that the return on investment will further develop the hospitality industry and other industries in Liberia and that the tax breaks given to Munson Group will not end up in foreign banks and enterprises abroad. One of the latest work of the Munson Group is the construction of the Millennium GuestHouse and Suites on Tubman Boulevard – not far from Catholic Junction. I believe it is quality work done by A Liberian firm. I believe in The abilities of Liberians, but in the process of developing our country, let us learn to partner with others in order to accelerate growth. May God always bless Liberia.

  7. I pray that this venture be successful. This will not only create jobs but also put to bed the notion that Liberians do not have the financial and technical capabilities pull such a large project off.

  8. Good luck guys –
    I am excited about the venture, but also worry for them not to fail. Any failure to such a project can set a bad precedent for most Liberian owned businesses. So let’s us pray for them….

  9. TRUST AND RELIABLE.
    I would like to advise those Liberians desirous of investment must make light industries to
    produce needed items or consumable domestic products to place on market. At the same,
    Government’s supports must come in the form of discouraging importation of the items
    being produced by the Liberians. Areas if light industries include soap, cars parts, clothings,
    and processing foods as well. Hotel is not a good investment at all. It may help for some
    times, but eventually it will close its doors when enough customers are no longer attracted.

    But in all of that, what is important is provision of jobs. Because the only way for business
    to make money and its continuity is PATRONAGE! However, with Liberia’s 85% unemployment
    right now, patronage is not guaranteed at all.

  10. P. Allison Tarlue, Sr. June 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    TRUST AND RELIABLE.
    I would like to advise those Liberians desirous of investment must make light industries to
    produce needed items or consumable domestic products to place on market. At the same time
    Government’s supports must come in the form of discouraging importation of the items
    being produced by the Liberians. Areas if light industries include soap, cars parts, clothings,
    and processing foods as well. Hotel is not a good investment at all. It may help for some
    times, but eventually it will close its doors when enough customers are no longer attracted.

    But in all of that, what is important is provision of jobs. Because the only way for business
    to make money and its continuity is PATRONAGE! However, with Liberia’s 85% unemployment
    right now, patronage is not guaranteed at all.

  11. Are some people suggesting that we do not have new investments, because places like Ducor & Hotel Africa are not renovated? Let other investors see the need.

    It’s a new investment and a different owner with a different vision. All I wish for, is a strict and honest deal with the Liberian government’s involvement.

    Once completed and operational, people will have jobs (even during construction), but they should be paid what they deserve and not the other way round.

    It’s all about INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT, DECENTRALIZATION, & COMPETITION

  12. I can’t wait to see that development taking place. But what I continue to ask myself is, what happened to the group that cam from Korea that time on the courtesy called of our president and Vice President to invest six hundred ninety five millions (695,000,000) in Liberia? Will this be like the Korean too? I hope that this one works!!!

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