Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Education 

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Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

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Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

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Education 

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Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

Hospitals:
Clinics:
Doctors:

River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

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Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

Sex:
Age: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

Hospitals:
Clinics:
Doctors:

River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

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Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

Sex:
Age: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

Hospitals:
Clinics:
Doctors:

River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

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Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

Sex:
Age: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary:
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Technical School:
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Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

Hospitals:
Clinics:
Doctors:

River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
Age: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

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Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

Sex:
Age: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

Hospitals:
Clinics:
Doctors:

River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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GDP:
Unemployment:
Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
Age: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

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Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

Sex:
Age: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

Hospitals:
Clinics:
Doctors:

River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
Age: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

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Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

Sex:
Age: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

Hospitals:
Clinics:
Doctors:

River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University :

Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: George Dunor
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
Age: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

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Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

Sex:
Age: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School:
College/University : 

Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

Hospitals:
Clinics:
Doctors:

River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
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State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
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Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
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Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
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Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

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Education

Elementary:
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Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Elementary:
According to a report from the County Education Office, there are 151  schools total, with 42 in Harper, 40 in Pleebo, 34 in Karluway, and 35 in Barrobo. The schools have a total student population of 29,823, of which 16721 (56%) are boys and 13102 (44%) girls. There are 1071 teachers (74% male and 26% female). 40% of the teachers are volunteers, while 77% are not trained. Fifty-six schools have been rehabilitated, 55 have furniture, 32 have water, and 61 have latrines. 

High School:
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Geography 

Land Area: 5,351 sq km (2,090 sq mi), representing roughly 6% of Liberia’s total area. Location: Maryland County is located in the southeast corner of Liberia and borders the Atlantic ocean to the South; the Cavalla River represents the international border with the Republic of Ivory Coast to the East; Grand Kru County on the West; and River Gee County to the Northwest.

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Lofa County

Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
Emblem:
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State Website:
Superintendent: George Dunor
Legislators:
Senators:
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Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
Age: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
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Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

Sex:
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Economy 

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Education 

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Geography 

Land Area:
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

Health 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

High School:
Technical School:
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Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

Clinics:
Doctors:

Economy

GDP:

Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

Unemployment:
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction:

Education

Elementary:
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Technical School:
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Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Maryland County

 Vision: Maryland County shall be a   secured, peaceful, socially, economically, and infrastructurally viable County with a system of good governance, justice, and equal opportunities for all. Core Values:  The County will endeavor to build on our core competencies and values. 
To support Equal Access to Opportunities for all. Restoration of Peace, Security and the Rule of Law. Transparent and Effective Governance. Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Creation. Preservation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Overview: Maryland County is one of the first four counties of the Republic of Liberia. Initially, the county was not part of the Republic of Liberia during its founding.
The County was established by a resolution of the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia in 1857. The answer admitted the State of Maryland in Liberia as a County to the Republic with all privileges, immunities, and rights accorded the three original counties. As a homeland, the Maryland State Colonization Society founded the territory on 12 February 1834 for free American Slaves. The settlement was first established as the Colony of Maryland. It was incorporated into the “Republic of Liberia in 1857. Harper City is the political capital of the County and is also known as “Cape Palmas”..”
Maryland County is endowed with rich soil, minerals, ocean, rivers, lakes, and forests. All of these natural resources have high investment potential. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MY
Created: 1857
Capital: Harper
County Flag: The flag of Maryland County has three primary colors, green, blue, and yellow, with a palm tree and lighthouse inscribed in the field. The green color and the palm tree denote the county’s abundant natural vegetation; the yellow color depicts the “sunshine,” the blue color for the ‘valor’ of the County, and the lighthouse as a guide for navigation. The County flag also has an insertion of the Liberian National Flag on the upper left side. 

Emblem:
Motto:
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State Website:
Superintendent:
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 135,938
Districts: Maryland County is divided into seven central administrative Districts (Whojah, Gwelekpoken, Nyonken, Karluway # 1, Karluway # 2, Pleebo/Sodoken, and Harper). A district commissioner heads each district. The County has two Statutory Districts – Barrobo and Karluway, each headed by a statutory district superintendent
Race/Ethnicity: The predominant ethnic group is Grebo, with Kru following closely. 

Sex:
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: The status of health services in the County has been gradually improving, but much still needs to be done to ensure access to quality health care for all the people of Maryland. According to the County Health Team (CHT), there were 23 health facilities before the war. Still, presently there are only 17 supported including one referral hospital (JJ Dossen Hospital, supported by Merlin) and 16 clinics (7 supported by UNHCR through MERCI, two by Catholic Health Services, one by a private company, four by UNICEF through WVL, and two by Merlin).
Clinics:
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Economy 

GDP:
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The county contains sizeable deposits of gold, manganese, and bauxite and significant prospects for the mining industry. Gold mining in the County is being carried out only on a small scale. Artisanal miners need capacity building and formalization of their informal activities.
Unemployment: Rubber production is the County’s largest industry. Rubber from the County is produced by the Cavalla Rubber Plantation and 115 small-size individual rubber farms. The Cavalla Rubber Plantation is the largest producer of rubber in Maryland County. The Plantation employs 1,751 people, out of which 1,045 are tappers, 54 are used in the nursery program, and 700 are working in nontapping jobs.
Fishing is an everyday livelihood activity along the coast, employing an estimated 2,000 people. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: With the potential for tourism in Harper and the coastal areas such as Fish Town beach, the focus should be directed to the developing resorts with the capacity to house 500 local and international tourists. Other intervention steps would be to establish heritage sites on the historical buildings and monuments and mark them as tourist sites. 

Education 

Elementary:
According to a report from the County Education Office, there are 151  schools total, with 42 in Harper, 40 in Pleebo, 34 in Karluway, and 35 in Barrobo. The schools have a total student population of 29,823, of which 16721 (56%) are boys and 13102 (44%) girls. There are 1071 teachers (74% male and 26% female). 40% of the teachers are volunteers, while 77% are not trained. Fifty-six schools have been rehabilitated, 55 have furniture, 32 have water, and 61 have latrines. 

High School:
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Geography 

Land Area: 5,351 sq km (2,090 sq mi), representing roughly 6% of Liberia’s total area. Location: Maryland County is located in the southeast corner of Liberia and borders the Atlantic ocean to the South; the Cavalla River represents the international border with the Republic of Ivory Coast to the East; Grand Kru County on the West; and River Gee County to the Northwest.

Lofa County

Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
Emblem:
Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: George Dunor
Legislators:
Senators:
Local Government: 

Economy 

GDP:
Unemployment:
Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
Age: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

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Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

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Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
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Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
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River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
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Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

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Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
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Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

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Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

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Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

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Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Resident:

Resident Population: 209,923
Districts: The county comprises two central administrative districts, Gibi in the upper part and Mambah-Kaba in the Lower part, headed by District Commissioners. The other subdivisions are the six townships (Cinta, Borlola and
Larkeyta in Upper Margibi, and Charleville, Schefflin and Lloydville in Lower Margibi), also headed by Commissioners, and two cities (Kakata and Marshall) administered by city mayors.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa is the dominant ethnic group, though all or nearly all of Liberia’s tribes are represented in the County. About 90% of the County’s population is Christians, with roughly 5% Muslims and 5% Animists. 

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GDP: With 50% of the country’s GDP coming from agriculture, achieving this objective will require a similar growth rate in agriculture.

Resources: Liberia’s economy has traditionally been based on subsistence agriculture, rubber,
mining (mainly of iron ore, but also of gold and diamonds) and timber. Commercial or cash crops produced in the county included rubber, made by 52% of households; cacao, produced by 10% of households; coconuts, produced by 14% of households; sugarcane and pineapple, each produced by 14%; plantain/banana, produced by 34%; palm nuts, produced by 14%; and cola nuts, produced by 3%.”One percent of households surveyed owned goats, 6% owned pigs, 6% owned ducks, and 39% owned chickens. 

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Geography 

Land Area: The county’s total land area is approximately 2866.67 square miles, with an estimated 118,000 acres.
Location: The county is ideally situated along the Atlantic
Ocean in the South and neighbors Montserrado County on the East, Bong County on the North and Northeast, and Grand Bassa County on the West.

 

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Maryland County

 Vision: Maryland County shall be a   secured, peaceful, socially, economically, and infrastructurally viable County with a system of good governance, justice, and equal opportunities for all. Core Values:  The County will endeavor to build on our core competencies and values. 
To support Equal Access to Opportunities for all. Restoration of Peace, Security and the Rule of Law. Transparent and Effective Governance. Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Creation. Preservation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Overview: Maryland County is one of the first four counties of the Republic of Liberia. Initially, the county was not part of the Republic of Liberia during its founding.
The County was established by a resolution of the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia in 1857. The answer admitted the State of Maryland in Liberia as a County to the Republic with all privileges, immunities, and rights accorded the three original counties. As a homeland, the Maryland State Colonization Society founded the territory on 12 February 1834 for free American Slaves. The settlement was first established as the Colony of Maryland. It was incorporated into the “Republic of Liberia in 1857. Harper City is the political capital of the County and is also known as “Cape Palmas”..”
Maryland County is endowed with rich soil, minerals, ocean, rivers, lakes, and forests. All of these natural resources have high investment potential. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MY
Created: 1857
Capital: Harper
County Flag: The flag of Maryland County has three primary colors, green, blue, and yellow, with a palm tree and lighthouse inscribed in the field. The green color and the palm tree denote the county’s abundant natural vegetation; the yellow color depicts the “sunshine,” the blue color for the ‘valor’ of the County, and the lighthouse as a guide for navigation. The County flag also has an insertion of the Liberian National Flag on the upper left side. 

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Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 135,938
Districts: Maryland County is divided into seven central administrative Districts (Whojah, Gwelekpoken, Nyonken, Karluway # 1, Karluway # 2, Pleebo/Sodoken, and Harper). A district commissioner heads each district. The County has two Statutory Districts – Barrobo and Karluway, each headed by a statutory district superintendent
Race/Ethnicity: The predominant ethnic group is Grebo, with Kru following closely. 

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Health 

Hospitals: The status of health services in the County has been gradually improving, but much still needs to be done to ensure access to quality health care for all the people of Maryland. According to the County Health Team (CHT), there were 23 health facilities before the war. Still, presently there are only 17 supported including one referral hospital (JJ Dossen Hospital, supported by Merlin) and 16 clinics (7 supported by UNHCR through MERCI, two by Catholic Health Services, one by a private company, four by UNICEF through WVL, and two by Merlin).
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The county contains sizeable deposits of gold, manganese, and bauxite and significant prospects for the mining industry. Gold mining in the County is being carried out only on a small scale. Artisanal miners need capacity building and formalization of their informal activities.
Unemployment: Rubber production is the County’s largest industry. Rubber from the County is produced by the Cavalla Rubber Plantation and 115 small-size individual rubber farms. The Cavalla Rubber Plantation is the largest producer of rubber in Maryland County. The Plantation employs 1,751 people, out of which 1,045 are tappers, 54 are used in the nursery program, and 700 are working in nontapping jobs.
Fishing is an everyday livelihood activity along the coast, employing an estimated 2,000 people. 

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Tourist Attraction: With the potential for tourism in Harper and the coastal areas such as Fish Town beach, the focus should be directed to the developing resorts with the capacity to house 500 local and international tourists. Other intervention steps would be to establish heritage sites on the historical buildings and monuments and mark them as tourist sites. 

Education 

Elementary:
According to a report from the County Education Office, there are 151  schools total, with 42 in Harper, 40 in Pleebo, 34 in Karluway, and 35 in Barrobo. The schools have a total student population of 29,823, of which 16721 (56%) are boys and 13102 (44%) girls. There are 1071 teachers (74% male and 26% female). 40% of the teachers are volunteers, while 77% are not trained. Fifty-six schools have been rehabilitated, 55 have furniture, 32 have water, and 61 have latrines. 

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Geography 

Land Area: 5,351 sq km (2,090 sq mi), representing roughly 6% of Liberia’s total area. Location: Maryland County is located in the southeast corner of Liberia and borders the Atlantic ocean to the South; the Cavalla River represents the international border with the Republic of Ivory Coast to the East; Grand Kru County on the West; and River Gee County to the Northwest.

Lofa County

Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
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Superintendent: George Dunor
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GDP:
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Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
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Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
Age: 

Education 

Elementary:
High School:
Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

Emblem:
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Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

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Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
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Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
Age: 

Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
Clinics: 
Doctors: 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources:
River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

County Budget:
Tourist Attraction: 

Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

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Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
County Flag:
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Motto:
Song:
State Website:
Superintendent: B. Rancy Ziankahn
Legislators:
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Local Government:

Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

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Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

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Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

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Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 125,258
Districts: Grand Gedeh County is subdivided into 2 Statutory districts, eight 8 Administrative districts, 16 Chiefdoms, 32 Clans, 3 Cities, and 236 Towns.
Race/Ethnicity: The Kranh-speaking people are in the vast majority, making up 96% of the County’s population. Other groups in the County include the Sapo (1%), the Bassa (1%), and the Kpelle (2%), though it is thought that all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are represented at least in small numbers.
Gender: Women and girls continue to have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, which has severely curtailed their participation in the formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 

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Resources: Grand Gedeh is blessed with many natural resources, especially a large virgin forest that has not been touched for years by logging companies. The soil is rich and capable of producing food crops, and the streams and rivers are filled with various fish species. The County is also rich in gold, iron ore, and many others that have not been widely exploited. The County is noted for its rich iron ore reserves and vast forest, which are depicted in the flag of the County. 

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Land Area: The total land area of Grand Gedeh County is 10,276
km”, which is about 9.22% of the total land area of Liberia.
Location: Grand Gedeh is located in southeastern Liberia, bounded on the Northwest through the North by Nimba, on the Northwest through the East by the Cavalla River forming
the boundary with Cote d’Ivoire, on the South by River Gee County, and on the Southwest by Sinoe County. 

Health 

Out of 17 Basic Health Units in the County, only 11 are functional in the three districts. One hospital is operational, located in the Zwedru. MSF, Merlin, and Caritas are the three NGOs running these health facilities. Merlin uses three ambulances donated by UNHCR. 

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Grand Kru County

Vision: A unified, secured and prosperous County with equal opportunities and justice for all Overview: The county is a land of vast forests irrigated by many rivers. Grand Kru has the potential for a much greater share of national economic activity, given its deposits of gold and timber reserves, but this potential is largely untapped. More than 70% of households are said to be food insecure or highly vulnerable to food insecurity. The County’s top-most priority for development can be summed up in one word: roads. Many needed services such as clinics, schools, and WATSAN are absent only because the Government and development partners cannot reach the targeted populations. On April 12, 1980, Decree number 87 was published by the Interim National Assembly, declaring Grand Kru County to be the area covering the eastern portion of Sinoe County, Sasstown Territory; the community between Maryland and then Grand Gedeh, Buah Statutory District; and the western half of Maryland County along the Atlantic Ocean, Kru Coast Territory. Grand Kru County has excellent
potential for livestock breeding and poultry, as there are extensive savanna grasslands. The County was historically known for the breeding of livestock, especially cows, goats, and sheep. Grand Kru County is also endowed with fertile land that supports agricultural activities, particularly the cultivation of sugarcane, groundnut, oil palm, pineapple, and cocoa. 
County Government
County Abbreviation: GK
Created: 1984
Capital: Barclayville

County Flag: The County emblem, the flag, has three colors: green, yellow, and white. The flag has ten vertical stripes; four green, four yellow, and two white, with a palm tree in the center. In the upper left-hand corner is the Liberian flag. The green represents the evergreen rain forest, the green vegetation, and the savanna that means the potential for substantial private sector investment in the areas of logging and cattle breeding. The yellow depicts the long belt of gold deposits in the County, while the white represents purity. 
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 57,913
Districts:
Race/Ethnicity: Kru and Grebo
Gender: Despite the progress since the end of
the war, gender continues to play a
decisive role in determining access to
resources and services. Women and
girls continue to have limited access
to education, health services and
judicial services, which has severely
curtailed their participation in the
Formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and participation in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 
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Hospitals: 12
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Resources: Tree crops in production in Grand Kru include oil palm, cocoa, rubber, sugarcane, and coffee, but plantations lie in ruin and need rehabilitation. Sugarcane and rubber production are currently on the increase because of their industrial nature, especially rubber. Rubber is a part of the commercial life-blood of the County, as an estimated 6% of households were involved in tapping in 2005, even as the industry languishes from lack of investment. Sugarcane is used to produce cane juice, a local beverage that is widely consumed. Decoris Oil Palm Plantation covers parts of the Eastern Half of Grand Kru County.

Employment: 80-85% of the County’s
population, as only about 13% of the people have formal jobs
Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and Grand Kru is no exception. There are no formal employments in the County apart from those who work for the GoL. Unlike other counties, Grand Kru has got large plantations (i.e., rubber and oil palm). Commercial activities are almost non-existent apart from gold mining. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale farm-to-market agriculture activities constitute the economic life-blood of the County.

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140 functional schools
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Geography

Land Area: Grand Kru County has a total land area of 891 square miles or 2298.78 square kilometers.
Location: Grand Kru County is located along the southern Atlantic Coast of Liberia. The Western boundary is with Sinoe County. To the North is River Gee County, and the Eastern edge is with Maryland County.

Montserrado County

County Vision: Our vision is to create an economically vibrant county that harnesses the unique advantages offered by its diverse urban, peri-urban and rural human and natural resources to ensure equal socioeconomic opportunities for all citizens.  
With this vision in our minds, we focus on the three priority areas of roads,   education, and health, while attending to the nation’s broader objectives in the  Poverty Reduction Strategy. In this way, we move the County forward for the betterment of all its citizens and the development of Liberia as a whole.

Overview: Montserrado County is the seat of the Liberian Government. The county’s capital, Monrovia, was created in 1839 before Liberia declared independence.
The county is the most densely populated. It accounts for about 70% of the total population and covers 737 square kilometers, about 2% of Liberia’s entire geographic area. However, the county is the location of 70% of public and private business organizations and their operations. Government ministries and agencies of government operate in the Monrovian areas.
Today, the County administrators are working to restore the vital infrastructures broken or destroyed in the Civil conflict, reduce poverty, secure lives and properties, revitalize the economy, provide citizens social services, and preserve and protect the rule of law. Bensonville, the birthplace of the late William R. Tolbert, Jr. is an industrial city; it produces milled rice, sawn wood, soap, plastics, paints, furniture and fixtures, cement blocks, oils, processed fish, and confections.  

 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MO
Created: 1839 
Capital: Bensonville
County Flag: The flag contains green, brown, blue, and red. Half is red, and half is blue, split along a diagonal line running from the lower left-hand corner to the upper right-hand corner. Blue comprises the top half and symbolizes that Montserrado was the first county. The colors are red, blue and green. The blue color of the flag represents Montserrado as the first County at the time of independence. The red color represents the tribal wars between the settlers and the indigenous. The circle in the center represents the richness of the soil (agriculture).
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Superintendent: Nyenekon Beauty, Snoh-Barcon
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 1,118,241

Districts: Montserrado County has 21 townships, seven cities, one borough, two chiefdoms, two statutory sections.
Race/Ethnicity: The County is highly diverse, with members of all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are living together. Bassa- and Kpelle-speaking peoples are in the majority, making up 21% and 52% of the County’s population, respectively.  

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Employment: The majority is engaged in business, primarily medium, small, and micro, and mostly informal. Others commute to white-collar jobs with Government ministries and agencies, international and national organizations
They are headquartered in Monrovia. Townships and cities in the rural parts of Greater Monrovia have less accessibility to social services compared to those residing in the Capital. These townships particularly suffer from deplorable roads and insufficient water and sanitation facilities.
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Tourist Attraction: Montserrado County is an oasis of attraction, national museums, fine dining, beautiful beaches, and entertaining nightlife. The county is also the location of the historic Providence Island or Liberia’s Ellis Island, where immigrants and free American-American slaves disembarked in 1822. A visit to Monrovia provides tourists the opportunity to see an African newspaper published in the 1830s or stall through a gallery of black presidents dating back to 1847, the National Museum of Liberia, monuments of the country’s presidents, including its founder, the first president of the Republic, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, and Liberia’s Centennial Pavilion built-in 1947 to commemorate the hundred anniversary of Liberia’s independence, to name a few historical sites.

Education

UNICEF estimates that 1,229 of Liberia’s total of 3,082 schools are situated in Montserrado County. Most of these are, however, found in the capital of Greater Monrovia. The Ministry of Education School Census of 2006 shows ninety-six schools, with 757 in Greater Monrovia, 252 in St. Paul River, 52 in Todee, and 35 in Careysburg. Whatever the figure, the fact remains that many children are forced to walk for several hours to reach their schools and receive a sub-standard education in often dilapidated buildings. Another problem is getting qualified teachers to remote areas.

Geography

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Location: Montserrado borders the Atlantic Ocean in the South, Bong County in the North, and Bomi and Margibi Counties in the West and East.

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Marghibi County

 Vision: The People of Margibi envision a peaceful and secure County with modern Cities and paved highways connecting Districts and Townships, with equality of access to health care, education, and justice for all, including women and vulnerable groups, regardless of tribe, religion, or politics.Overview: Margibi County is famous for its numerous rubber plantations, paramount among the Firestone and Salala plantations. These institutions have been instrumental in providing jobs and other essential services, including schools, shelter, and health care for thousands of inhabitants of the County. The County can boast excellent educational institutions, including the famous Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). About 90% of the County’s population are Christians, 5% are Muslims, and 5% are Animist. The main livelihood activities are subsistence agriculture, rubber tapping, and charcoal production.
Margibi County is located in central Liberia, just about a 45-minute drive from Monrovia. It is one of the newest counties, created just before the civil war. It was founded in 1984 as the 13th county, when two territories, Marshall and Gibi, were removed from Montserrado County and merged to form Margibi. The name derives from “Mar” for Marshall Territory and “Gibi” from Gibi District. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MG
Created: 1985
Capital: Kakata
County Flag: The County’s flag is comprised of two significant colors, green and red. The green color represents the forest region of the County and its abundant natural vegetation. The
red represents the county’s share of the struggle that brought in the military and subsequently transformed the country from Military to Civilian rule. 

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Population

Resident:

Resident Population: 209,923
Districts: The county comprises two central administrative districts, Gibi in the upper part and Mambah-Kaba in the Lower part, headed by District Commissioners. The other subdivisions are the six townships (Cinta, Borlola and
Larkeyta in Upper Margibi, and Charleville, Schefflin and Lloydville in Lower Margibi), also headed by Commissioners, and two cities (Kakata and Marshall) administered by city mayors.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa is the dominant ethnic group, though all or nearly all of Liberia’s tribes are represented in the County. About 90% of the County’s population is Christians, with roughly 5% Muslims and 5% Animists. 

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GDP: With 50% of the country’s GDP coming from agriculture, achieving this objective will require a similar growth rate in agriculture.

Resources: Liberia’s economy has traditionally been based on subsistence agriculture, rubber,
mining (mainly of iron ore, but also of gold and diamonds) and timber. Commercial or cash crops produced in the county included rubber, made by 52% of households; cacao, produced by 10% of households; coconuts, produced by 14% of households; sugarcane and pineapple, each produced by 14%; plantain/banana, produced by 34%; palm nuts, produced by 14%; and cola nuts, produced by 3%.”One percent of households surveyed owned goats, 6% owned pigs, 6% owned ducks, and 39% owned chickens. 

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Geography 

Land Area: The county’s total land area is approximately 2866.67 square miles, with an estimated 118,000 acres.
Location: The county is ideally situated along the Atlantic
Ocean in the South and neighbors Montserrado County on the East, Bong County on the North and Northeast, and Grand Bassa County on the West.

 

Maryland County

 Vision: Maryland County shall be a   secured, peaceful, socially, economically, and infrastructurally viable County with a system of good governance, justice, and equal opportunities for all. Core Values:  The County will endeavor to build on our core competencies and values. 
To support Equal Access to Opportunities for all. Restoration of Peace, Security and the Rule of Law. Transparent and Effective Governance. Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Creation. Preservation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Overview: Maryland County is one of the first four counties of the Republic of Liberia. Initially, the county was not part of the Republic of Liberia during its founding.
The County was established by a resolution of the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia in 1857. The answer admitted the State of Maryland in Liberia as a County to the Republic with all privileges, immunities, and rights accorded the three original counties. As a homeland, the Maryland State Colonization Society founded the territory on 12 February 1834 for free American Slaves. The settlement was first established as the Colony of Maryland. It was incorporated into the “Republic of Liberia in 1857. Harper City is the political capital of the County and is also known as “Cape Palmas”..”
Maryland County is endowed with rich soil, minerals, ocean, rivers, lakes, and forests. All of these natural resources have high investment potential. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MY
Created: 1857
Capital: Harper
County Flag: The flag of Maryland County has three primary colors, green, blue, and yellow, with a palm tree and lighthouse inscribed in the field. The green color and the palm tree denote the county’s abundant natural vegetation; the yellow color depicts the “sunshine,” the blue color for the ‘valor’ of the County, and the lighthouse as a guide for navigation. The County flag also has an insertion of the Liberian National Flag on the upper left side. 

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Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 135,938
Districts: Maryland County is divided into seven central administrative Districts (Whojah, Gwelekpoken, Nyonken, Karluway # 1, Karluway # 2, Pleebo/Sodoken, and Harper). A district commissioner heads each district. The County has two Statutory Districts – Barrobo and Karluway, each headed by a statutory district superintendent
Race/Ethnicity: The predominant ethnic group is Grebo, with Kru following closely. 

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Health 

Hospitals: The status of health services in the County has been gradually improving, but much still needs to be done to ensure access to quality health care for all the people of Maryland. According to the County Health Team (CHT), there were 23 health facilities before the war. Still, presently there are only 17 supported including one referral hospital (JJ Dossen Hospital, supported by Merlin) and 16 clinics (7 supported by UNHCR through MERCI, two by Catholic Health Services, one by a private company, four by UNICEF through WVL, and two by Merlin).
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The county contains sizeable deposits of gold, manganese, and bauxite and significant prospects for the mining industry. Gold mining in the County is being carried out only on a small scale. Artisanal miners need capacity building and formalization of their informal activities.
Unemployment: Rubber production is the County’s largest industry. Rubber from the County is produced by the Cavalla Rubber Plantation and 115 small-size individual rubber farms. The Cavalla Rubber Plantation is the largest producer of rubber in Maryland County. The Plantation employs 1,751 people, out of which 1,045 are tappers, 54 are used in the nursery program, and 700 are working in nontapping jobs.
Fishing is an everyday livelihood activity along the coast, employing an estimated 2,000 people. 

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Tourist Attraction: With the potential for tourism in Harper and the coastal areas such as Fish Town beach, the focus should be directed to the developing resorts with the capacity to house 500 local and international tourists. Other intervention steps would be to establish heritage sites on the historical buildings and monuments and mark them as tourist sites. 

Education 

Elementary:
According to a report from the County Education Office, there are 151  schools total, with 42 in Harper, 40 in Pleebo, 34 in Karluway, and 35 in Barrobo. The schools have a total student population of 29,823, of which 16721 (56%) are boys and 13102 (44%) girls. There are 1071 teachers (74% male and 26% female). 40% of the teachers are volunteers, while 77% are not trained. Fifty-six schools have been rehabilitated, 55 have furniture, 32 have water, and 61 have latrines. 

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Geography 

Land Area: 5,351 sq km (2,090 sq mi), representing roughly 6% of Liberia’s total area. Location: Maryland County is located in the southeast corner of Liberia and borders the Atlantic ocean to the South; the Cavalla River represents the international border with the Republic of Ivory Coast to the East; Grand Kru County on the West; and River Gee County to the Northwest.

Lofa County

Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
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Superintendent: George Dunor
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Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
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Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
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Education 

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Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

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Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

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Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
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Resident:
Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
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Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
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River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

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Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

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Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

Age:

Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

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Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

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Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Vision: Grand Gedeh: an icon of unity,   peace, good governance, and quality social, economic, and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Equal access to opportunities for all Grand Gedeh Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law;
Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and preservation of natural resources and environment.
Overview: Grand Gedeh is one of the few leeward counties created in the 1960s. It was established in 1964. Grand Gedeh was formerly known as the Eastern Province under the 1847 Constitution of Liberia. Its original capital was Tchien, now known as Zwedru. Grand Gedeh County, which was once known as part of the South Eastern Province under the 1847 Constitution of Liberia, finally gained its County status. Grand Gedeh is the third largest County in Liberia and, historically, one of the most neglected. Inadequate and non-existent basic infrastructure hobbled the quality of life, a primary contributing factor to the civil crisis.
In 2005, the farming community in Grand Gedeh County cultivated the following food crops: rice (93% of farmers), cassava (35%), sweet potatoes/eddoes (3%), plantain/ banana (12%), corn (5%) and other vegetables (3%). Some 26% of farmers were growing cash crops in 2005. The most important cash crop grown in the County in 2005 was cocoa (72% of cash crop producers). This was
followed by plantain/banana (38%), coffee (13%) rubber (4%), palm nuts/oil (4%),
coconuts (2%) and pineapple (2%).  

County Government 

County Abbreviation: GG
Create: 1964
Capital: Zwedru
County Flag: The county’s flag has four colors: blue, white, green, and orange.
The green represents the rich forest and highlands, while the white and blue depict peace and unity. The sun in the background painted orange represents the new era of development. 

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Resident:
Resident Population: 125,258
Districts: Grand Gedeh County is subdivided into 2 Statutory districts, eight 8 Administrative districts, 16 Chiefdoms, 32 Clans, 3 Cities, and 236 Towns.
Race/Ethnicity: The Kranh-speaking people are in the vast majority, making up 96% of the County’s population. Other groups in the County include the Sapo (1%), the Bassa (1%), and the Kpelle (2%), though it is thought that all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are represented at least in small numbers.
Gender: Women and girls continue to have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, which has severely curtailed their participation in the formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 

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Resources: Grand Gedeh is blessed with many natural resources, especially a large virgin forest that has not been touched for years by logging companies. The soil is rich and capable of producing food crops, and the streams and rivers are filled with various fish species. The County is also rich in gold, iron ore, and many others that have not been widely exploited. The County is noted for its rich iron ore reserves and vast forest, which are depicted in the flag of the County. 

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Geography 

Land Area: The total land area of Grand Gedeh County is 10,276
km”, which is about 9.22% of the total land area of Liberia.
Location: Grand Gedeh is located in southeastern Liberia, bounded on the Northwest through the North by Nimba, on the Northwest through the East by the Cavalla River forming
the boundary with Cote d’Ivoire, on the South by River Gee County, and on the Southwest by Sinoe County. 

Health 

Out of 17 Basic Health Units in the County, only 11 are functional in the three districts. One hospital is operational, located in the Zwedru. MSF, Merlin, and Caritas are the three NGOs running these health facilities. Merlin uses three ambulances donated by UNHCR. 

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Grand Kru County

Vision: A unified, secured and prosperous County with equal opportunities and justice for all Overview: The county is a land of vast forests irrigated by many rivers. Grand Kru has the potential for a much greater share of national economic activity, given its deposits of gold and timber reserves, but this potential is largely untapped. More than 70% of households are said to be food insecure or highly vulnerable to food insecurity. The County’s top-most priority for development can be summed up in one word: roads. Many needed services such as clinics, schools, and WATSAN are absent only because the Government and development partners cannot reach the targeted populations. On April 12, 1980, Decree number 87 was published by the Interim National Assembly, declaring Grand Kru County to be the area covering the eastern portion of Sinoe County, Sasstown Territory; the community between Maryland and then Grand Gedeh, Buah Statutory District; and the western half of Maryland County along the Atlantic Ocean, Kru Coast Territory. Grand Kru County has excellent
potential for livestock breeding and poultry, as there are extensive savanna grasslands. The County was historically known for the breeding of livestock, especially cows, goats, and sheep. Grand Kru County is also endowed with fertile land that supports agricultural activities, particularly the cultivation of sugarcane, groundnut, oil palm, pineapple, and cocoa. 
County Government
County Abbreviation: GK
Created: 1984
Capital: Barclayville

County Flag: The County emblem, the flag, has three colors: green, yellow, and white. The flag has ten vertical stripes; four green, four yellow, and two white, with a palm tree in the center. In the upper left-hand corner is the Liberian flag. The green represents the evergreen rain forest, the green vegetation, and the savanna that means the potential for substantial private sector investment in the areas of logging and cattle breeding. The yellow depicts the long belt of gold deposits in the County, while the white represents purity. 
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 57,913
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Race/Ethnicity: Kru and Grebo
Gender: Despite the progress since the end of
the war, gender continues to play a
decisive role in determining access to
resources and services. Women and
girls continue to have limited access
to education, health services and
judicial services, which has severely
curtailed their participation in the
Formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and participation in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 
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Hospitals: 12
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Resources: Tree crops in production in Grand Kru include oil palm, cocoa, rubber, sugarcane, and coffee, but plantations lie in ruin and need rehabilitation. Sugarcane and rubber production are currently on the increase because of their industrial nature, especially rubber. Rubber is a part of the commercial life-blood of the County, as an estimated 6% of households were involved in tapping in 2005, even as the industry languishes from lack of investment. Sugarcane is used to produce cane juice, a local beverage that is widely consumed. Decoris Oil Palm Plantation covers parts of the Eastern Half of Grand Kru County.

Employment: 80-85% of the County’s
population, as only about 13% of the people have formal jobs
Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and Grand Kru is no exception. There are no formal employments in the County apart from those who work for the GoL. Unlike other counties, Grand Kru has got large plantations (i.e., rubber and oil palm). Commercial activities are almost non-existent apart from gold mining. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale farm-to-market agriculture activities constitute the economic life-blood of the County.

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140 functional schools
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Geography

Land Area: Grand Kru County has a total land area of 891 square miles or 2298.78 square kilometers.
Location: Grand Kru County is located along the southern Atlantic Coast of Liberia. The Western boundary is with Sinoe County. To the North is River Gee County, and the Eastern edge is with Maryland County.

Montserrado County

County Vision: Our vision is to create an economically vibrant county that harnesses the unique advantages offered by its diverse urban, peri-urban and rural human and natural resources to ensure equal socioeconomic opportunities for all citizens.  
With this vision in our minds, we focus on the three priority areas of roads,   education, and health, while attending to the nation’s broader objectives in the  Poverty Reduction Strategy. In this way, we move the County forward for the betterment of all its citizens and the development of Liberia as a whole.

Overview: Montserrado County is the seat of the Liberian Government. The county’s capital, Monrovia, was created in 1839 before Liberia declared independence.
The county is the most densely populated. It accounts for about 70% of the total population and covers 737 square kilometers, about 2% of Liberia’s entire geographic area. However, the county is the location of 70% of public and private business organizations and their operations. Government ministries and agencies of government operate in the Monrovian areas.
Today, the County administrators are working to restore the vital infrastructures broken or destroyed in the Civil conflict, reduce poverty, secure lives and properties, revitalize the economy, provide citizens social services, and preserve and protect the rule of law. Bensonville, the birthplace of the late William R. Tolbert, Jr. is an industrial city; it produces milled rice, sawn wood, soap, plastics, paints, furniture and fixtures, cement blocks, oils, processed fish, and confections.  

 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MO
Created: 1839 
Capital: Bensonville
County Flag: The flag contains green, brown, blue, and red. Half is red, and half is blue, split along a diagonal line running from the lower left-hand corner to the upper right-hand corner. Blue comprises the top half and symbolizes that Montserrado was the first county. The colors are red, blue and green. The blue color of the flag represents Montserrado as the first County at the time of independence. The red color represents the tribal wars between the settlers and the indigenous. The circle in the center represents the richness of the soil (agriculture).
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Superintendent: Nyenekon Beauty, Snoh-Barcon
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 1,118,241

Districts: Montserrado County has 21 townships, seven cities, one borough, two chiefdoms, two statutory sections.
Race/Ethnicity: The County is highly diverse, with members of all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are living together. Bassa- and Kpelle-speaking peoples are in the majority, making up 21% and 52% of the County’s population, respectively.  

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Employment: The majority is engaged in business, primarily medium, small, and micro, and mostly informal. Others commute to white-collar jobs with Government ministries and agencies, international and national organizations
They are headquartered in Monrovia. Townships and cities in the rural parts of Greater Monrovia have less accessibility to social services compared to those residing in the Capital. These townships particularly suffer from deplorable roads and insufficient water and sanitation facilities.
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Tourist Attraction: Montserrado County is an oasis of attraction, national museums, fine dining, beautiful beaches, and entertaining nightlife. The county is also the location of the historic Providence Island or Liberia’s Ellis Island, where immigrants and free American-American slaves disembarked in 1822. A visit to Monrovia provides tourists the opportunity to see an African newspaper published in the 1830s or stall through a gallery of black presidents dating back to 1847, the National Museum of Liberia, monuments of the country’s presidents, including its founder, the first president of the Republic, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, and Liberia’s Centennial Pavilion built-in 1947 to commemorate the hundred anniversary of Liberia’s independence, to name a few historical sites.

Education

UNICEF estimates that 1,229 of Liberia’s total of 3,082 schools are situated in Montserrado County. Most of these are, however, found in the capital of Greater Monrovia. The Ministry of Education School Census of 2006 shows ninety-six schools, with 757 in Greater Monrovia, 252 in St. Paul River, 52 in Todee, and 35 in Careysburg. Whatever the figure, the fact remains that many children are forced to walk for several hours to reach their schools and receive a sub-standard education in often dilapidated buildings. Another problem is getting qualified teachers to remote areas.

Geography

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Location: Montserrado borders the Atlantic Ocean in the South, Bong County in the North, and Bomi and Margibi Counties in the West and East.

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Marghibi County

 Vision: The People of Margibi envision a peaceful and secure County with modern Cities and paved highways connecting Districts and Townships, with equality of access to health care, education, and justice for all, including women and vulnerable groups, regardless of tribe, religion, or politics.Overview: Margibi County is famous for its numerous rubber plantations, paramount among the Firestone and Salala plantations. These institutions have been instrumental in providing jobs and other essential services, including schools, shelter, and health care for thousands of inhabitants of the County. The County can boast excellent educational institutions, including the famous Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). About 90% of the County’s population are Christians, 5% are Muslims, and 5% are Animist. The main livelihood activities are subsistence agriculture, rubber tapping, and charcoal production.
Margibi County is located in central Liberia, just about a 45-minute drive from Monrovia. It is one of the newest counties, created just before the civil war. It was founded in 1984 as the 13th county, when two territories, Marshall and Gibi, were removed from Montserrado County and merged to form Margibi. The name derives from “Mar” for Marshall Territory and “Gibi” from Gibi District. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MG
Created: 1985
Capital: Kakata
County Flag: The County’s flag is comprised of two significant colors, green and red. The green color represents the forest region of the County and its abundant natural vegetation. The
red represents the county’s share of the struggle that brought in the military and subsequently transformed the country from Military to Civilian rule. 

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Population

Resident:

Resident Population: 209,923
Districts: The county comprises two central administrative districts, Gibi in the upper part and Mambah-Kaba in the Lower part, headed by District Commissioners. The other subdivisions are the six townships (Cinta, Borlola and
Larkeyta in Upper Margibi, and Charleville, Schefflin and Lloydville in Lower Margibi), also headed by Commissioners, and two cities (Kakata and Marshall) administered by city mayors.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa is the dominant ethnic group, though all or nearly all of Liberia’s tribes are represented in the County. About 90% of the County’s population is Christians, with roughly 5% Muslims and 5% Animists. 

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GDP: With 50% of the country’s GDP coming from agriculture, achieving this objective will require a similar growth rate in agriculture.

Resources: Liberia’s economy has traditionally been based on subsistence agriculture, rubber,
mining (mainly of iron ore, but also of gold and diamonds) and timber. Commercial or cash crops produced in the county included rubber, made by 52% of households; cacao, produced by 10% of households; coconuts, produced by 14% of households; sugarcane and pineapple, each produced by 14%; plantain/banana, produced by 34%; palm nuts, produced by 14%; and cola nuts, produced by 3%.”One percent of households surveyed owned goats, 6% owned pigs, 6% owned ducks, and 39% owned chickens. 

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Geography 

Land Area: The county’s total land area is approximately 2866.67 square miles, with an estimated 118,000 acres.
Location: The county is ideally situated along the Atlantic
Ocean in the South and neighbors Montserrado County on the East, Bong County on the North and Northeast, and Grand Bassa County on the West.

 

Maryland County

 Vision: Maryland County shall be a   secured, peaceful, socially, economically, and infrastructurally viable County with a system of good governance, justice, and equal opportunities for all. Core Values:  The County will endeavor to build on our core competencies and values. 
To support Equal Access to Opportunities for all. Restoration of Peace, Security and the Rule of Law. Transparent and Effective Governance. Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Creation. Preservation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Overview: Maryland County is one of the first four counties of the Republic of Liberia. Initially, the county was not part of the Republic of Liberia during its founding.
The County was established by a resolution of the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia in 1857. The answer admitted the State of Maryland in Liberia as a County to the Republic with all privileges, immunities, and rights accorded the three original counties. As a homeland, the Maryland State Colonization Society founded the territory on 12 February 1834 for free American Slaves. The settlement was first established as the Colony of Maryland. It was incorporated into the “Republic of Liberia in 1857. Harper City is the political capital of the County and is also known as “Cape Palmas”..”
Maryland County is endowed with rich soil, minerals, ocean, rivers, lakes, and forests. All of these natural resources have high investment potential. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MY
Created: 1857
Capital: Harper
County Flag: The flag of Maryland County has three primary colors, green, blue, and yellow, with a palm tree and lighthouse inscribed in the field. The green color and the palm tree denote the county’s abundant natural vegetation; the yellow color depicts the “sunshine,” the blue color for the ‘valor’ of the County, and the lighthouse as a guide for navigation. The County flag also has an insertion of the Liberian National Flag on the upper left side. 

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Resident:
Resident Population: 135,938
Districts: Maryland County is divided into seven central administrative Districts (Whojah, Gwelekpoken, Nyonken, Karluway # 1, Karluway # 2, Pleebo/Sodoken, and Harper). A district commissioner heads each district. The County has two Statutory Districts – Barrobo and Karluway, each headed by a statutory district superintendent
Race/Ethnicity: The predominant ethnic group is Grebo, with Kru following closely. 

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Health 

Hospitals: The status of health services in the County has been gradually improving, but much still needs to be done to ensure access to quality health care for all the people of Maryland. According to the County Health Team (CHT), there were 23 health facilities before the war. Still, presently there are only 17 supported including one referral hospital (JJ Dossen Hospital, supported by Merlin) and 16 clinics (7 supported by UNHCR through MERCI, two by Catholic Health Services, one by a private company, four by UNICEF through WVL, and two by Merlin).
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The county contains sizeable deposits of gold, manganese, and bauxite and significant prospects for the mining industry. Gold mining in the County is being carried out only on a small scale. Artisanal miners need capacity building and formalization of their informal activities.
Unemployment: Rubber production is the County’s largest industry. Rubber from the County is produced by the Cavalla Rubber Plantation and 115 small-size individual rubber farms. The Cavalla Rubber Plantation is the largest producer of rubber in Maryland County. The Plantation employs 1,751 people, out of which 1,045 are tappers, 54 are used in the nursery program, and 700 are working in nontapping jobs.
Fishing is an everyday livelihood activity along the coast, employing an estimated 2,000 people. 

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Tourist Attraction: With the potential for tourism in Harper and the coastal areas such as Fish Town beach, the focus should be directed to the developing resorts with the capacity to house 500 local and international tourists. Other intervention steps would be to establish heritage sites on the historical buildings and monuments and mark them as tourist sites. 

Education 

Elementary:
According to a report from the County Education Office, there are 151  schools total, with 42 in Harper, 40 in Pleebo, 34 in Karluway, and 35 in Barrobo. The schools have a total student population of 29,823, of which 16721 (56%) are boys and 13102 (44%) girls. There are 1071 teachers (74% male and 26% female). 40% of the teachers are volunteers, while 77% are not trained. Fifty-six schools have been rehabilitated, 55 have furniture, 32 have water, and 61 have latrines. 

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Geography 

Land Area: 5,351 sq km (2,090 sq mi), representing roughly 6% of Liberia’s total area. Location: Maryland County is located in the southeast corner of Liberia and borders the Atlantic ocean to the South; the Cavalla River represents the international border with the Republic of Ivory Coast to the East; Grand Kru County on the West; and River Gee County to the Northwest.

Lofa County

Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
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Superintendent: George Dunor
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Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
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Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
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Education 

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Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

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Population 

Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

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Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
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Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
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Health 

Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
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River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

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Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

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Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
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Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

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Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

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Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

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Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

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Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Economy 

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Resources: Grand Bassa
The county has ample exploitable natural resources, including gold, timber, diamonds, crude oil, uranium, sand, and rock. Investments in these sectors will yield significant dividends to the people, helping to reduce the high level of youth unemployment. Timber and gold are explored but on a small scale, while crude oil and uranium are unexplored. There are no mining and logging companies active in County at present. Palm oil and food crops production are the most important livelihood activities in the County. Currently, the palm oil is produced mainly by former employees and settlers of the concession area of Liberian Incorporated (LIB INC), also known as Palm Bay plantation. The production of rubber provided income for some 4% of households. 

Unemployment: 5% of counties’ marketers are engaged in business in Monrovia, and 14% are selling in urban centers. In the city of Buchanan, the significant economic activity is fishing, but it is only carried out on a small scale. There is an excellent potential for the fishing industry in Buchanan so far
unexploited due to the lack of refrigeration facilities. 

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Tourist Attraction: Grand Bassa, like Grand Cape Mount County, does have some beautiful scenery along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, suggesting real potential for tourism. The beach
at Buchanan has potential for the hospitality and food services industries, considering the number of expatriates expected to arrive with the companies. However, some essential coastal areas are seriously affected by sea erosion, which may intensify if left unattended. 

Education 

Elementary: The County’s educational system was once reasonably functional. Today, there is a shortage of educational facilities. The available schools often face a problem of overcrowdedness.
The availability of trained and qualified teachers is also a severe problem.
Due to poor incentives, many teachers left the classrooms in search of greener pastures. Currently, there are 257 functioning educational facilities in the County. Still, as confirmed by the CDA consultations, volunteers operate many in makeshift facilities such as churches and private accommodations and do not have
desks or chairs. Margibi County is well known for its concentration of outstanding educational institutions. The most prominent among them is the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), which awards diplomas and is known for its vocational/technical training courses. The County also boasts the Harbel Multilateral High school, where the University of Liberia is operating up to 2nd year of studies; the extension of the Gbarnga-based Cuttington University College; the Kakata Rural Teacher Training
Institute, in charge of training and reactivation of teachers; and the Konola Academy, a co-educational institution and prestigious upper secondary school. 

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Location: The County is located in the area from latitude 6°45′ to latitude 5°30′ North, and from longitude 10°30′ to longitude 9°00′ West (ISO 3166-2 geocode: LR-GB). On the Southwest of the County, there is the Atlantic Ocean. Grand Bassa borders with four counties: Margibi on the Northwest, Bong on the North, Nimba on the East, and River Cess on the Southeast. The total land area of the County is approximately 3,382 square miles (8,759 square kilometers).

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Grand Cape Mount County

County Vision: By 2027, we, the People of Cape Mount County, envisage a County with improved infrastructure and access to essential services including good health care, quality education, good road network, and
electricity; an industrialized agricultural economy; and a peaceful and secure environment for all, where women are respected and fully empowered to contribute to growth and development. The People envision working together with commitment and dedication to develop their full economic, social, and cultural potential for a fuller and more prosperous life for all, regardless of tribe, sex, religion, or politics.

Overview: In 1461, Pedro De Sintra, a Portuguese Navigator on a mission to the West Coast of Africa, saw the beauty of the cape and mountains and named the area Cape du Mont, a Portuguese word meaning the Cape of the Mount, from which the name Grand Cape Mount County was derived.
In 1856, Cape Mount was carved out of Montserrado by a legislative act and became the fifth oldest County of the Republic of Liberia, known as Grand Cape Mount County. The name is derived from the beautiful green mountains above and the beautiful green vegetation below the Atlantic Ocean. The natural beauty of the County headquarters of Robertsport is depicted by the existence of the Wakolor Mountain close to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, which is watered by lagoons and Lake Piso and the mixed species of animals and plants that make the County one of the biodiversity hotspots and most attractive natural tourist area in Liberia. The Vai script, introduced by Bokeleh, serves as a way many locals can communicate and keep financial transactions and other records.

County Government

County Abbreviation: CM
Created: 1844
Capital: Robertsport
County Flag: The County Flag shows a mountain against a white field in a rectangular shape, indicating peace and purity, with the Liberian flag on the top left corner. Religious harmony and intermarriage among the various ethnic groups has woven a rich social
fabric, which made this known as one of the most peaceful counties in Liberia until the Civil War.
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Resident Population: 127,076
Districts: Grand Cape Mount County is subdivided into four administrative districts, namely, Tewor, Garwular, Porkpa, and Gola Konneh Districts, and the Commonwealth comprising Tombey Chiefdom, Tallah Township, and the capital city, Robertsport.
Robertsport is the seat of the County Administration and the home of the City Corporation.

Race/Ethnicity: The five major ethnic groups in the County are the Vai, Gola, Mende, Mandingo, and Kissi. Other minority ethnic groups include Bassa, Gbandi, Kpelle, Grebo, Kru, Lorma, and Mano. The Vai vernacular is widely spoken, followed by the Gola, with percentage distributions of 60% and 23%, respectively. Sizeable minorities also speak Mende, Mandingo, and Kissi languages.

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Education

A total of 124 functional educational facilities exist in Grand Cape Mount. Of this number, 107 are elementary schools, 14 are junior highs, and three are senior high schools. Enrollment is
estimated 26,748, including 13,888 boys and 12,860 girls, with a
the teacher population of 341, of which
Three hundred eleven are male, and 30 are female.

Geography

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Location: Grand Cape Mount is a border County found in the Western Region, specifically the south-western corner of Liberia along the coastal belt. Located on coordinates 7º
15! N, 11° 00’W, bounded in the Northeast by Gbarpolu County, in the East by Bomi and Lake Piso, in the South by the Atlantic Ocean, and in the West by Sierra Leone, with a total land area of 5,827 square kilometers. The County is sparsely populated with concentrations in commercial, mining, and fishing areas.

Economy

GDP: iron ore was one of Liberia’s economic mainstays, contributing as much as 64% of total exports or nearly 25% of the country’s GDP. The country remained the second-largest producer and exporter of iron ore before 1979.

Resources: The County is richly endowed with natural resources, mainly iron ore in Porkpa and Gola Konneh Districts and diamonds and gold in Porkpa, Gola Konneh, and Tewor District. It was reported during the CDA consultations that there may be valuable deposits of oil around Bobojah in Garwular District, though a geological survey has yet to confirm this claim. Cape Mount has fertile soils that favor various cash crops, including oil palm, rubber, cocoa, coffee, and food crops such as rice, cassava, yams, and vegetables including pepper, bitter ball, okra, potato leaves, cabbage, and others.

Unemployment: According to the 2001 agricultural baseline survey, 78% of the rural households in Cape Mount are engaged in agricultural activities on a subsistence scale. Formal employment accounts for as little as 4% of incomes, with the majority serving as casual workers at best. Most locals are instead engaged in petty trading. The main food crops produced in the County include rice, cassava, and groundnut. Rubber is one of the country’s major cash crops and serves as a significant revenue engine.
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Tourist Attraction: The Lake Piso region, with its fantastic biodiversity and idyllic vistas, makes it very attractive to tourists. In the 1970s, tourism thrived in the County, especially after the construction of a 75-room hotel. Several historical sites also exist, including the Tallah Township, a World War II Allied base. To promote tourism and other commercial activities that will help to provide employment, revenue, and economic growth, the CDA process heard calls for the declaration of the Lake Piso region as a multi-purpose, protected area, construction of an airstrip, rehabilitation of Hotel Wakolor, construction of additional motels and restaurants in Robertsport, along Lake Piso, on York Island, and in Sembehun, development of the beaches, and construction of a public park.

Health

Hospitals: There are 33 functional health facilities, including one hospital, one health center, 30 clinics, and one health post. The hospital (St. Timothy Government Hospital) and three clinics (Fanti Town, Sembehun, and Tallah) are found in the Commonwealth. Garwular District has functional clinics located in Jundu, Madina, Bomboja, Bendu, Kpeneji, and Kanga, one health center in Sinje, one health post in Division 8, Guthrie (Private), and one non-functional clinic in Zarway Town. In Tewor District, there are 11 facilities, in Tienni, Bo Waterside, Diah, Kulangor, Mambo,
Gondama, Gonelor, Jenewonde, Fahnja, Than Mafa and Bangorma. Five clinics are operational in Porkpa, in Bamballah, Bendaja, Kongo, and Kawellahun, and four more in Gola Konneh District, namely Mbaloma, Lofa Bridge, Tahn and Varguay
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Grand Gedeh County

Vision: Grand Gedeh: an icon of unity,   peace, good governance, and quality social, economic, and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Equal access to opportunities for all Grand Gedeh Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law;
Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and preservation of natural resources and environment.
Overview: Grand Gedeh is one of the few leeward counties created in the 1960s. It was established in 1964. Grand Gedeh was formerly known as the Eastern Province under the 1847 Constitution of Liberia. Its original capital was Tchien, now known as Zwedru. Grand Gedeh County, which was once known as part of the South Eastern Province under the 1847 Constitution of Liberia, finally gained its County status. Grand Gedeh is the third largest County in Liberia and, historically, one of the most neglected. Inadequate and non-existent basic infrastructure hobbled the quality of life, a primary contributing factor to the civil crisis.
In 2005, the farming community in Grand Gedeh County cultivated the following food crops: rice (93% of farmers), cassava (35%), sweet potatoes/eddoes (3%), plantain/ banana (12%), corn (5%) and other vegetables (3%). Some 26% of farmers were growing cash crops in 2005. The most important cash crop grown in the County in 2005 was cocoa (72% of cash crop producers). This was
followed by plantain/banana (38%), coffee (13%) rubber (4%), palm nuts/oil (4%),
coconuts (2%) and pineapple (2%).  

County Government 

County Abbreviation: GG
Create: 1964
Capital: Zwedru
County Flag: The county’s flag has four colors: blue, white, green, and orange.
The green represents the rich forest and highlands, while the white and blue depict peace and unity. The sun in the background painted orange represents the new era of development. 

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Resident Population: 125,258
Districts: Grand Gedeh County is subdivided into 2 Statutory districts, eight 8 Administrative districts, 16 Chiefdoms, 32 Clans, 3 Cities, and 236 Towns.
Race/Ethnicity: The Kranh-speaking people are in the vast majority, making up 96% of the County’s population. Other groups in the County include the Sapo (1%), the Bassa (1%), and the Kpelle (2%), though it is thought that all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are represented at least in small numbers.
Gender: Women and girls continue to have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, which has severely curtailed their participation in the formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 

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Resources: Grand Gedeh is blessed with many natural resources, especially a large virgin forest that has not been touched for years by logging companies. The soil is rich and capable of producing food crops, and the streams and rivers are filled with various fish species. The County is also rich in gold, iron ore, and many others that have not been widely exploited. The County is noted for its rich iron ore reserves and vast forest, which are depicted in the flag of the County. 

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Land Area: The total land area of Grand Gedeh County is 10,276
km”, which is about 9.22% of the total land area of Liberia.
Location: Grand Gedeh is located in southeastern Liberia, bounded on the Northwest through the North by Nimba, on the Northwest through the East by the Cavalla River forming
the boundary with Cote d’Ivoire, on the South by River Gee County, and on the Southwest by Sinoe County. 

Health 

Out of 17 Basic Health Units in the County, only 11 are functional in the three districts. One hospital is operational, located in the Zwedru. MSF, Merlin, and Caritas are the three NGOs running these health facilities. Merlin uses three ambulances donated by UNHCR. 

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Grand Kru County

Vision: A unified, secured and prosperous County with equal opportunities and justice for all Overview: The county is a land of vast forests irrigated by many rivers. Grand Kru has the potential for a much greater share of national economic activity, given its deposits of gold and timber reserves, but this potential is largely untapped. More than 70% of households are said to be food insecure or highly vulnerable to food insecurity. The County’s top-most priority for development can be summed up in one word: roads. Many needed services such as clinics, schools, and WATSAN are absent only because the Government and development partners cannot reach the targeted populations. On April 12, 1980, Decree number 87 was published by the Interim National Assembly, declaring Grand Kru County to be the area covering the eastern portion of Sinoe County, Sasstown Territory; the community between Maryland and then Grand Gedeh, Buah Statutory District; and the western half of Maryland County along the Atlantic Ocean, Kru Coast Territory. Grand Kru County has excellent
potential for livestock breeding and poultry, as there are extensive savanna grasslands. The County was historically known for the breeding of livestock, especially cows, goats, and sheep. Grand Kru County is also endowed with fertile land that supports agricultural activities, particularly the cultivation of sugarcane, groundnut, oil palm, pineapple, and cocoa. 
County Government
County Abbreviation: GK
Created: 1984
Capital: Barclayville

County Flag: The County emblem, the flag, has three colors: green, yellow, and white. The flag has ten vertical stripes; four green, four yellow, and two white, with a palm tree in the center. In the upper left-hand corner is the Liberian flag. The green represents the evergreen rain forest, the green vegetation, and the savanna that means the potential for substantial private sector investment in the areas of logging and cattle breeding. The yellow depicts the long belt of gold deposits in the County, while the white represents purity. 
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Resident Population: 57,913
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Race/Ethnicity: Kru and Grebo
Gender: Despite the progress since the end of
the war, gender continues to play a
decisive role in determining access to
resources and services. Women and
girls continue to have limited access
to education, health services and
judicial services, which has severely
curtailed their participation in the
Formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and participation in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 
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Resources: Tree crops in production in Grand Kru include oil palm, cocoa, rubber, sugarcane, and coffee, but plantations lie in ruin and need rehabilitation. Sugarcane and rubber production are currently on the increase because of their industrial nature, especially rubber. Rubber is a part of the commercial life-blood of the County, as an estimated 6% of households were involved in tapping in 2005, even as the industry languishes from lack of investment. Sugarcane is used to produce cane juice, a local beverage that is widely consumed. Decoris Oil Palm Plantation covers parts of the Eastern Half of Grand Kru County.

Employment: 80-85% of the County’s
population, as only about 13% of the people have formal jobs
Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and Grand Kru is no exception. There are no formal employments in the County apart from those who work for the GoL. Unlike other counties, Grand Kru has got large plantations (i.e., rubber and oil palm). Commercial activities are almost non-existent apart from gold mining. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale farm-to-market agriculture activities constitute the economic life-blood of the County.

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Land Area: Grand Kru County has a total land area of 891 square miles or 2298.78 square kilometers.
Location: Grand Kru County is located along the southern Atlantic Coast of Liberia. The Western boundary is with Sinoe County. To the North is River Gee County, and the Eastern edge is with Maryland County.

Montserrado County

County Vision: Our vision is to create an economically vibrant county that harnesses the unique advantages offered by its diverse urban, peri-urban and rural human and natural resources to ensure equal socioeconomic opportunities for all citizens.  
With this vision in our minds, we focus on the three priority areas of roads,   education, and health, while attending to the nation’s broader objectives in the  Poverty Reduction Strategy. In this way, we move the County forward for the betterment of all its citizens and the development of Liberia as a whole.

Overview: Montserrado County is the seat of the Liberian Government. The county’s capital, Monrovia, was created in 1839 before Liberia declared independence.
The county is the most densely populated. It accounts for about 70% of the total population and covers 737 square kilometers, about 2% of Liberia’s entire geographic area. However, the county is the location of 70% of public and private business organizations and their operations. Government ministries and agencies of government operate in the Monrovian areas.
Today, the County administrators are working to restore the vital infrastructures broken or destroyed in the Civil conflict, reduce poverty, secure lives and properties, revitalize the economy, provide citizens social services, and preserve and protect the rule of law. Bensonville, the birthplace of the late William R. Tolbert, Jr. is an industrial city; it produces milled rice, sawn wood, soap, plastics, paints, furniture and fixtures, cement blocks, oils, processed fish, and confections.  

 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MO
Created: 1839 
Capital: Bensonville
County Flag: The flag contains green, brown, blue, and red. Half is red, and half is blue, split along a diagonal line running from the lower left-hand corner to the upper right-hand corner. Blue comprises the top half and symbolizes that Montserrado was the first county. The colors are red, blue and green. The blue color of the flag represents Montserrado as the first County at the time of independence. The red color represents the tribal wars between the settlers and the indigenous. The circle in the center represents the richness of the soil (agriculture).
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Resident Population: 1,118,241

Districts: Montserrado County has 21 townships, seven cities, one borough, two chiefdoms, two statutory sections.
Race/Ethnicity: The County is highly diverse, with members of all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are living together. Bassa- and Kpelle-speaking peoples are in the majority, making up 21% and 52% of the County’s population, respectively.  

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Employment: The majority is engaged in business, primarily medium, small, and micro, and mostly informal. Others commute to white-collar jobs with Government ministries and agencies, international and national organizations
They are headquartered in Monrovia. Townships and cities in the rural parts of Greater Monrovia have less accessibility to social services compared to those residing in the Capital. These townships particularly suffer from deplorable roads and insufficient water and sanitation facilities.
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Tourist Attraction: Montserrado County is an oasis of attraction, national museums, fine dining, beautiful beaches, and entertaining nightlife. The county is also the location of the historic Providence Island or Liberia’s Ellis Island, where immigrants and free American-American slaves disembarked in 1822. A visit to Monrovia provides tourists the opportunity to see an African newspaper published in the 1830s or stall through a gallery of black presidents dating back to 1847, the National Museum of Liberia, monuments of the country’s presidents, including its founder, the first president of the Republic, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, and Liberia’s Centennial Pavilion built-in 1947 to commemorate the hundred anniversary of Liberia’s independence, to name a few historical sites.

Education

UNICEF estimates that 1,229 of Liberia’s total of 3,082 schools are situated in Montserrado County. Most of these are, however, found in the capital of Greater Monrovia. The Ministry of Education School Census of 2006 shows ninety-six schools, with 757 in Greater Monrovia, 252 in St. Paul River, 52 in Todee, and 35 in Careysburg. Whatever the figure, the fact remains that many children are forced to walk for several hours to reach their schools and receive a sub-standard education in often dilapidated buildings. Another problem is getting qualified teachers to remote areas.

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Location: Montserrado borders the Atlantic Ocean in the South, Bong County in the North, and Bomi and Margibi Counties in the West and East.

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Marghibi County

 Vision: The People of Margibi envision a peaceful and secure County with modern Cities and paved highways connecting Districts and Townships, with equality of access to health care, education, and justice for all, including women and vulnerable groups, regardless of tribe, religion, or politics.Overview: Margibi County is famous for its numerous rubber plantations, paramount among the Firestone and Salala plantations. These institutions have been instrumental in providing jobs and other essential services, including schools, shelter, and health care for thousands of inhabitants of the County. The County can boast excellent educational institutions, including the famous Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). About 90% of the County’s population are Christians, 5% are Muslims, and 5% are Animist. The main livelihood activities are subsistence agriculture, rubber tapping, and charcoal production.
Margibi County is located in central Liberia, just about a 45-minute drive from Monrovia. It is one of the newest counties, created just before the civil war. It was founded in 1984 as the 13th county, when two territories, Marshall and Gibi, were removed from Montserrado County and merged to form Margibi. The name derives from “Mar” for Marshall Territory and “Gibi” from Gibi District. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MG
Created: 1985
Capital: Kakata
County Flag: The County’s flag is comprised of two significant colors, green and red. The green color represents the forest region of the County and its abundant natural vegetation. The
red represents the county’s share of the struggle that brought in the military and subsequently transformed the country from Military to Civilian rule. 

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Resident Population: 209,923
Districts: The county comprises two central administrative districts, Gibi in the upper part and Mambah-Kaba in the Lower part, headed by District Commissioners. The other subdivisions are the six townships (Cinta, Borlola and
Larkeyta in Upper Margibi, and Charleville, Schefflin and Lloydville in Lower Margibi), also headed by Commissioners, and two cities (Kakata and Marshall) administered by city mayors.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa is the dominant ethnic group, though all or nearly all of Liberia’s tribes are represented in the County. About 90% of the County’s population is Christians, with roughly 5% Muslims and 5% Animists. 

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GDP: With 50% of the country’s GDP coming from agriculture, achieving this objective will require a similar growth rate in agriculture.

Resources: Liberia’s economy has traditionally been based on subsistence agriculture, rubber,
mining (mainly of iron ore, but also of gold and diamonds) and timber. Commercial or cash crops produced in the county included rubber, made by 52% of households; cacao, produced by 10% of households; coconuts, produced by 14% of households; sugarcane and pineapple, each produced by 14%; plantain/banana, produced by 34%; palm nuts, produced by 14%; and cola nuts, produced by 3%.”One percent of households surveyed owned goats, 6% owned pigs, 6% owned ducks, and 39% owned chickens. 

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Land Area: The county’s total land area is approximately 2866.67 square miles, with an estimated 118,000 acres.
Location: The county is ideally situated along the Atlantic
Ocean in the South and neighbors Montserrado County on the East, Bong County on the North and Northeast, and Grand Bassa County on the West.

 

Maryland County

 Vision: Maryland County shall be a   secured, peaceful, socially, economically, and infrastructurally viable County with a system of good governance, justice, and equal opportunities for all. Core Values:  The County will endeavor to build on our core competencies and values. 
To support Equal Access to Opportunities for all. Restoration of Peace, Security and the Rule of Law. Transparent and Effective Governance. Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Creation. Preservation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Overview: Maryland County is one of the first four counties of the Republic of Liberia. Initially, the county was not part of the Republic of Liberia during its founding.
The County was established by a resolution of the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia in 1857. The answer admitted the State of Maryland in Liberia as a County to the Republic with all privileges, immunities, and rights accorded the three original counties. As a homeland, the Maryland State Colonization Society founded the territory on 12 February 1834 for free American Slaves. The settlement was first established as the Colony of Maryland. It was incorporated into the “Republic of Liberia in 1857. Harper City is the political capital of the County and is also known as “Cape Palmas”..”
Maryland County is endowed with rich soil, minerals, ocean, rivers, lakes, and forests. All of these natural resources have high investment potential. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MY
Created: 1857
Capital: Harper
County Flag: The flag of Maryland County has three primary colors, green, blue, and yellow, with a palm tree and lighthouse inscribed in the field. The green color and the palm tree denote the county’s abundant natural vegetation; the yellow color depicts the “sunshine,” the blue color for the ‘valor’ of the County, and the lighthouse as a guide for navigation. The County flag also has an insertion of the Liberian National Flag on the upper left side. 

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Resident Population: 135,938
Districts: Maryland County is divided into seven central administrative Districts (Whojah, Gwelekpoken, Nyonken, Karluway # 1, Karluway # 2, Pleebo/Sodoken, and Harper). A district commissioner heads each district. The County has two Statutory Districts – Barrobo and Karluway, each headed by a statutory district superintendent
Race/Ethnicity: The predominant ethnic group is Grebo, with Kru following closely. 

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Hospitals: The status of health services in the County has been gradually improving, but much still needs to be done to ensure access to quality health care for all the people of Maryland. According to the County Health Team (CHT), there were 23 health facilities before the war. Still, presently there are only 17 supported including one referral hospital (JJ Dossen Hospital, supported by Merlin) and 16 clinics (7 supported by UNHCR through MERCI, two by Catholic Health Services, one by a private company, four by UNICEF through WVL, and two by Merlin).
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The county contains sizeable deposits of gold, manganese, and bauxite and significant prospects for the mining industry. Gold mining in the County is being carried out only on a small scale. Artisanal miners need capacity building and formalization of their informal activities.
Unemployment: Rubber production is the County’s largest industry. Rubber from the County is produced by the Cavalla Rubber Plantation and 115 small-size individual rubber farms. The Cavalla Rubber Plantation is the largest producer of rubber in Maryland County. The Plantation employs 1,751 people, out of which 1,045 are tappers, 54 are used in the nursery program, and 700 are working in nontapping jobs.
Fishing is an everyday livelihood activity along the coast, employing an estimated 2,000 people. 

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Tourist Attraction: With the potential for tourism in Harper and the coastal areas such as Fish Town beach, the focus should be directed to the developing resorts with the capacity to house 500 local and international tourists. Other intervention steps would be to establish heritage sites on the historical buildings and monuments and mark them as tourist sites. 

Education 

Elementary:
According to a report from the County Education Office, there are 151  schools total, with 42 in Harper, 40 in Pleebo, 34 in Karluway, and 35 in Barrobo. The schools have a total student population of 29,823, of which 16721 (56%) are boys and 13102 (44%) girls. There are 1071 teachers (74% male and 26% female). 40% of the teachers are volunteers, while 77% are not trained. Fifty-six schools have been rehabilitated, 55 have furniture, 32 have water, and 61 have latrines. 

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Land Area: 5,351 sq km (2,090 sq mi), representing roughly 6% of Liberia’s total area. Location: Maryland County is located in the southeast corner of Liberia and borders the Atlantic ocean to the South; the Cavalla River represents the international border with the Republic of Ivory Coast to the East; Grand Kru County on the West; and River Gee County to the Northwest.

Lofa County

Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
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Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
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Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
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Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

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Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

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Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
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County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
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Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
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Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
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River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

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Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

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Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
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Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

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Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

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Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

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Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

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Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Besides the Firestone medical facilities, which receive approximately 9,000 patient visits a month and at times buttresses other facilities by helping to provide storage and some medical equipment, two leading functional Government hospitals are serving the County: C.H Rennie hospital, a referral site in Kakata; and Mike M. Baydoun Health Center in Marshall City. Both facilities badly need ambulances, renovation, and supplies for the entire operation. Apart from the two hospitals, the Government owns 19 clinics among the 36 functioning health facilities in the County. The most prominent among them may be the Dolo Town Community Clinic that the US Embassy built. All the Government medical employees are on the government payroll, and treatment is provided free of charge with drugs provided by Government and INGOs. Firestone Liberia actively participates in vaccination campaigns for the eradication of childhood diseases. 

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Resources: Grand Bassa
The county has ample exploitable natural resources, including gold, timber, diamonds, crude oil, uranium, sand, and rock. Investments in these sectors will yield significant dividends to the people, helping to reduce the high level of youth unemployment. Timber and gold are explored but on a small scale, while crude oil and uranium are unexplored. There are no mining and logging companies active in County at present. Palm oil and food crops production are the most important livelihood activities in the County. Currently, the palm oil is produced mainly by former employees and settlers of the concession area of Liberian Incorporated (LIB INC), also known as Palm Bay plantation. The production of rubber provided income for some 4% of households. 

Unemployment: 5% of counties’ marketers are engaged in business in Monrovia, and 14% are selling in urban centers. In the city of Buchanan, the significant economic activity is fishing, but it is only carried out on a small scale. There is an excellent potential for the fishing industry in Buchanan so far
unexploited due to the lack of refrigeration facilities. 

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Tourist Attraction: Grand Bassa, like Grand Cape Mount County, does have some beautiful scenery along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, suggesting real potential for tourism. The beach
at Buchanan has potential for the hospitality and food services industries, considering the number of expatriates expected to arrive with the companies. However, some essential coastal areas are seriously affected by sea erosion, which may intensify if left unattended. 

Education 

Elementary: The County’s educational system was once reasonably functional. Today, there is a shortage of educational facilities. The available schools often face a problem of overcrowdedness.
The availability of trained and qualified teachers is also a severe problem.
Due to poor incentives, many teachers left the classrooms in search of greener pastures. Currently, there are 257 functioning educational facilities in the County. Still, as confirmed by the CDA consultations, volunteers operate many in makeshift facilities such as churches and private accommodations and do not have
desks or chairs. Margibi County is well known for its concentration of outstanding educational institutions. The most prominent among them is the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), which awards diplomas and is known for its vocational/technical training courses. The County also boasts the Harbel Multilateral High school, where the University of Liberia is operating up to 2nd year of studies; the extension of the Gbarnga-based Cuttington University College; the Kakata Rural Teacher Training
Institute, in charge of training and reactivation of teachers; and the Konola Academy, a co-educational institution and prestigious upper secondary school. 

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Location: The County is located in the area from latitude 6°45′ to latitude 5°30′ North, and from longitude 10°30′ to longitude 9°00′ West (ISO 3166-2 geocode: LR-GB). On the Southwest of the County, there is the Atlantic Ocean. Grand Bassa borders with four counties: Margibi on the Northwest, Bong on the North, Nimba on the East, and River Cess on the Southeast. The total land area of the County is approximately 3,382 square miles (8,759 square kilometers).

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Grand Cape Mount County

County Vision: By 2027, we, the People of Cape Mount County, envisage a County with improved infrastructure and access to essential services including good health care, quality education, good road network, and
electricity; an industrialized agricultural economy; and a peaceful and secure environment for all, where women are respected and fully empowered to contribute to growth and development. The People envision working together with commitment and dedication to develop their full economic, social, and cultural potential for a fuller and more prosperous life for all, regardless of tribe, sex, religion, or politics.

Overview: In 1461, Pedro De Sintra, a Portuguese Navigator on a mission to the West Coast of Africa, saw the beauty of the cape and mountains and named the area Cape du Mont, a Portuguese word meaning the Cape of the Mount, from which the name Grand Cape Mount County was derived.
In 1856, Cape Mount was carved out of Montserrado by a legislative act and became the fifth oldest County of the Republic of Liberia, known as Grand Cape Mount County. The name is derived from the beautiful green mountains above and the beautiful green vegetation below the Atlantic Ocean. The natural beauty of the County headquarters of Robertsport is depicted by the existence of the Wakolor Mountain close to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, which is watered by lagoons and Lake Piso and the mixed species of animals and plants that make the County one of the biodiversity hotspots and most attractive natural tourist area in Liberia. The Vai script, introduced by Bokeleh, serves as a way many locals can communicate and keep financial transactions and other records.

County Government

County Abbreviation: CM
Created: 1844
Capital: Robertsport
County Flag: The County Flag shows a mountain against a white field in a rectangular shape, indicating peace and purity, with the Liberian flag on the top left corner. Religious harmony and intermarriage among the various ethnic groups has woven a rich social
fabric, which made this known as one of the most peaceful counties in Liberia until the Civil War.
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Resident Population: 127,076
Districts: Grand Cape Mount County is subdivided into four administrative districts, namely, Tewor, Garwular, Porkpa, and Gola Konneh Districts, and the Commonwealth comprising Tombey Chiefdom, Tallah Township, and the capital city, Robertsport.
Robertsport is the seat of the County Administration and the home of the City Corporation.

Race/Ethnicity: The five major ethnic groups in the County are the Vai, Gola, Mende, Mandingo, and Kissi. Other minority ethnic groups include Bassa, Gbandi, Kpelle, Grebo, Kru, Lorma, and Mano. The Vai vernacular is widely spoken, followed by the Gola, with percentage distributions of 60% and 23%, respectively. Sizeable minorities also speak Mende, Mandingo, and Kissi languages.

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A total of 124 functional educational facilities exist in Grand Cape Mount. Of this number, 107 are elementary schools, 14 are junior highs, and three are senior high schools. Enrollment is
estimated 26,748, including 13,888 boys and 12,860 girls, with a
the teacher population of 341, of which
Three hundred eleven are male, and 30 are female.

Geography

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Location: Grand Cape Mount is a border County found in the Western Region, specifically the south-western corner of Liberia along the coastal belt. Located on coordinates 7º
15! N, 11° 00’W, bounded in the Northeast by Gbarpolu County, in the East by Bomi and Lake Piso, in the South by the Atlantic Ocean, and in the West by Sierra Leone, with a total land area of 5,827 square kilometers. The County is sparsely populated with concentrations in commercial, mining, and fishing areas.

Economy

GDP: iron ore was one of Liberia’s economic mainstays, contributing as much as 64% of total exports or nearly 25% of the country’s GDP. The country remained the second-largest producer and exporter of iron ore before 1979.

Resources: The County is richly endowed with natural resources, mainly iron ore in Porkpa and Gola Konneh Districts and diamonds and gold in Porkpa, Gola Konneh, and Tewor District. It was reported during the CDA consultations that there may be valuable deposits of oil around Bobojah in Garwular District, though a geological survey has yet to confirm this claim. Cape Mount has fertile soils that favor various cash crops, including oil palm, rubber, cocoa, coffee, and food crops such as rice, cassava, yams, and vegetables including pepper, bitter ball, okra, potato leaves, cabbage, and others.

Unemployment: According to the 2001 agricultural baseline survey, 78% of the rural households in Cape Mount are engaged in agricultural activities on a subsistence scale. Formal employment accounts for as little as 4% of incomes, with the majority serving as casual workers at best. Most locals are instead engaged in petty trading. The main food crops produced in the County include rice, cassava, and groundnut. Rubber is one of the country’s major cash crops and serves as a significant revenue engine.
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Tourist Attraction: The Lake Piso region, with its fantastic biodiversity and idyllic vistas, makes it very attractive to tourists. In the 1970s, tourism thrived in the County, especially after the construction of a 75-room hotel. Several historical sites also exist, including the Tallah Township, a World War II Allied base. To promote tourism and other commercial activities that will help to provide employment, revenue, and economic growth, the CDA process heard calls for the declaration of the Lake Piso region as a multi-purpose, protected area, construction of an airstrip, rehabilitation of Hotel Wakolor, construction of additional motels and restaurants in Robertsport, along Lake Piso, on York Island, and in Sembehun, development of the beaches, and construction of a public park.

Health

Hospitals: There are 33 functional health facilities, including one hospital, one health center, 30 clinics, and one health post. The hospital (St. Timothy Government Hospital) and three clinics (Fanti Town, Sembehun, and Tallah) are found in the Commonwealth. Garwular District has functional clinics located in Jundu, Madina, Bomboja, Bendu, Kpeneji, and Kanga, one health center in Sinje, one health post in Division 8, Guthrie (Private), and one non-functional clinic in Zarway Town. In Tewor District, there are 11 facilities, in Tienni, Bo Waterside, Diah, Kulangor, Mambo,
Gondama, Gonelor, Jenewonde, Fahnja, Than Mafa and Bangorma. Five clinics are operational in Porkpa, in Bamballah, Bendaja, Kongo, and Kawellahun, and four more in Gola Konneh District, namely Mbaloma, Lofa Bridge, Tahn and Varguay
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Grand Gedeh County

Vision: Grand Gedeh: an icon of unity,   peace, good governance, and quality social, economic, and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Equal access to opportunities for all Grand Gedeh Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law;
Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and preservation of natural resources and environment.
Overview: Grand Gedeh is one of the few leeward counties created in the 1960s. It was established in 1964. Grand Gedeh was formerly known as the Eastern Province under the 1847 Constitution of Liberia. Its original capital was Tchien, now known as Zwedru. Grand Gedeh County, which was once known as part of the South Eastern Province under the 1847 Constitution of Liberia, finally gained its County status. Grand Gedeh is the third largest County in Liberia and, historically, one of the most neglected. Inadequate and non-existent basic infrastructure hobbled the quality of life, a primary contributing factor to the civil crisis.
In 2005, the farming community in Grand Gedeh County cultivated the following food crops: rice (93% of farmers), cassava (35%), sweet potatoes/eddoes (3%), plantain/ banana (12%), corn (5%) and other vegetables (3%). Some 26% of farmers were growing cash crops in 2005. The most important cash crop grown in the County in 2005 was cocoa (72% of cash crop producers). This was
followed by plantain/banana (38%), coffee (13%) rubber (4%), palm nuts/oil (4%),
coconuts (2%) and pineapple (2%).  

County Government 

County Abbreviation: GG
Create: 1964
Capital: Zwedru
County Flag: The county’s flag has four colors: blue, white, green, and orange.
The green represents the rich forest and highlands, while the white and blue depict peace and unity. The sun in the background painted orange represents the new era of development. 

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Resident:
Resident Population: 125,258
Districts: Grand Gedeh County is subdivided into 2 Statutory districts, eight 8 Administrative districts, 16 Chiefdoms, 32 Clans, 3 Cities, and 236 Towns.
Race/Ethnicity: The Kranh-speaking people are in the vast majority, making up 96% of the County’s population. Other groups in the County include the Sapo (1%), the Bassa (1%), and the Kpelle (2%), though it is thought that all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are represented at least in small numbers.
Gender: Women and girls continue to have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, which has severely curtailed their participation in the formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 

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Resources: Grand Gedeh is blessed with many natural resources, especially a large virgin forest that has not been touched for years by logging companies. The soil is rich and capable of producing food crops, and the streams and rivers are filled with various fish species. The County is also rich in gold, iron ore, and many others that have not been widely exploited. The County is noted for its rich iron ore reserves and vast forest, which are depicted in the flag of the County. 

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Land Area: The total land area of Grand Gedeh County is 10,276
km”, which is about 9.22% of the total land area of Liberia.
Location: Grand Gedeh is located in southeastern Liberia, bounded on the Northwest through the North by Nimba, on the Northwest through the East by the Cavalla River forming
the boundary with Cote d’Ivoire, on the South by River Gee County, and on the Southwest by Sinoe County. 

Health 

Out of 17 Basic Health Units in the County, only 11 are functional in the three districts. One hospital is operational, located in the Zwedru. MSF, Merlin, and Caritas are the three NGOs running these health facilities. Merlin uses three ambulances donated by UNHCR. 

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Grand Kru County

Vision: A unified, secured and prosperous County with equal opportunities and justice for all Overview: The county is a land of vast forests irrigated by many rivers. Grand Kru has the potential for a much greater share of national economic activity, given its deposits of gold and timber reserves, but this potential is largely untapped. More than 70% of households are said to be food insecure or highly vulnerable to food insecurity. The County’s top-most priority for development can be summed up in one word: roads. Many needed services such as clinics, schools, and WATSAN are absent only because the Government and development partners cannot reach the targeted populations. On April 12, 1980, Decree number 87 was published by the Interim National Assembly, declaring Grand Kru County to be the area covering the eastern portion of Sinoe County, Sasstown Territory; the community between Maryland and then Grand Gedeh, Buah Statutory District; and the western half of Maryland County along the Atlantic Ocean, Kru Coast Territory. Grand Kru County has excellent
potential for livestock breeding and poultry, as there are extensive savanna grasslands. The County was historically known for the breeding of livestock, especially cows, goats, and sheep. Grand Kru County is also endowed with fertile land that supports agricultural activities, particularly the cultivation of sugarcane, groundnut, oil palm, pineapple, and cocoa. 
County Government
County Abbreviation: GK
Created: 1984
Capital: Barclayville

County Flag: The County emblem, the flag, has three colors: green, yellow, and white. The flag has ten vertical stripes; four green, four yellow, and two white, with a palm tree in the center. In the upper left-hand corner is the Liberian flag. The green represents the evergreen rain forest, the green vegetation, and the savanna that means the potential for substantial private sector investment in the areas of logging and cattle breeding. The yellow depicts the long belt of gold deposits in the County, while the white represents purity. 
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Resident:
Resident Population: 57,913
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Race/Ethnicity: Kru and Grebo
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the war, gender continues to play a
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judicial services, which has severely
curtailed their participation in the
Formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and participation in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 
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Resources: Tree crops in production in Grand Kru include oil palm, cocoa, rubber, sugarcane, and coffee, but plantations lie in ruin and need rehabilitation. Sugarcane and rubber production are currently on the increase because of their industrial nature, especially rubber. Rubber is a part of the commercial life-blood of the County, as an estimated 6% of households were involved in tapping in 2005, even as the industry languishes from lack of investment. Sugarcane is used to produce cane juice, a local beverage that is widely consumed. Decoris Oil Palm Plantation covers parts of the Eastern Half of Grand Kru County.

Employment: 80-85% of the County’s
population, as only about 13% of the people have formal jobs
Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and Grand Kru is no exception. There are no formal employments in the County apart from those who work for the GoL. Unlike other counties, Grand Kru has got large plantations (i.e., rubber and oil palm). Commercial activities are almost non-existent apart from gold mining. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale farm-to-market agriculture activities constitute the economic life-blood of the County.

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Geography

Land Area: Grand Kru County has a total land area of 891 square miles or 2298.78 square kilometers.
Location: Grand Kru County is located along the southern Atlantic Coast of Liberia. The Western boundary is with Sinoe County. To the North is River Gee County, and the Eastern edge is with Maryland County.

Montserrado County

County Vision: Our vision is to create an economically vibrant county that harnesses the unique advantages offered by its diverse urban, peri-urban and rural human and natural resources to ensure equal socioeconomic opportunities for all citizens.  
With this vision in our minds, we focus on the three priority areas of roads,   education, and health, while attending to the nation’s broader objectives in the  Poverty Reduction Strategy. In this way, we move the County forward for the betterment of all its citizens and the development of Liberia as a whole.

Overview: Montserrado County is the seat of the Liberian Government. The county’s capital, Monrovia, was created in 1839 before Liberia declared independence.
The county is the most densely populated. It accounts for about 70% of the total population and covers 737 square kilometers, about 2% of Liberia’s entire geographic area. However, the county is the location of 70% of public and private business organizations and their operations. Government ministries and agencies of government operate in the Monrovian areas.
Today, the County administrators are working to restore the vital infrastructures broken or destroyed in the Civil conflict, reduce poverty, secure lives and properties, revitalize the economy, provide citizens social services, and preserve and protect the rule of law. Bensonville, the birthplace of the late William R. Tolbert, Jr. is an industrial city; it produces milled rice, sawn wood, soap, plastics, paints, furniture and fixtures, cement blocks, oils, processed fish, and confections.  

 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MO
Created: 1839 
Capital: Bensonville
County Flag: The flag contains green, brown, blue, and red. Half is red, and half is blue, split along a diagonal line running from the lower left-hand corner to the upper right-hand corner. Blue comprises the top half and symbolizes that Montserrado was the first county. The colors are red, blue and green. The blue color of the flag represents Montserrado as the first County at the time of independence. The red color represents the tribal wars between the settlers and the indigenous. The circle in the center represents the richness of the soil (agriculture).
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Resident:
Resident Population: 1,118,241

Districts: Montserrado County has 21 townships, seven cities, one borough, two chiefdoms, two statutory sections.
Race/Ethnicity: The County is highly diverse, with members of all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are living together. Bassa- and Kpelle-speaking peoples are in the majority, making up 21% and 52% of the County’s population, respectively.  

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Employment: The majority is engaged in business, primarily medium, small, and micro, and mostly informal. Others commute to white-collar jobs with Government ministries and agencies, international and national organizations
They are headquartered in Monrovia. Townships and cities in the rural parts of Greater Monrovia have less accessibility to social services compared to those residing in the Capital. These townships particularly suffer from deplorable roads and insufficient water and sanitation facilities.
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Tourist Attraction: Montserrado County is an oasis of attraction, national museums, fine dining, beautiful beaches, and entertaining nightlife. The county is also the location of the historic Providence Island or Liberia’s Ellis Island, where immigrants and free American-American slaves disembarked in 1822. A visit to Monrovia provides tourists the opportunity to see an African newspaper published in the 1830s or stall through a gallery of black presidents dating back to 1847, the National Museum of Liberia, monuments of the country’s presidents, including its founder, the first president of the Republic, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, and Liberia’s Centennial Pavilion built-in 1947 to commemorate the hundred anniversary of Liberia’s independence, to name a few historical sites.

Education

UNICEF estimates that 1,229 of Liberia’s total of 3,082 schools are situated in Montserrado County. Most of these are, however, found in the capital of Greater Monrovia. The Ministry of Education School Census of 2006 shows ninety-six schools, with 757 in Greater Monrovia, 252 in St. Paul River, 52 in Todee, and 35 in Careysburg. Whatever the figure, the fact remains that many children are forced to walk for several hours to reach their schools and receive a sub-standard education in often dilapidated buildings. Another problem is getting qualified teachers to remote areas.

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Location: Montserrado borders the Atlantic Ocean in the South, Bong County in the North, and Bomi and Margibi Counties in the West and East.

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Marghibi County

 Vision: The People of Margibi envision a peaceful and secure County with modern Cities and paved highways connecting Districts and Townships, with equality of access to health care, education, and justice for all, including women and vulnerable groups, regardless of tribe, religion, or politics.Overview: Margibi County is famous for its numerous rubber plantations, paramount among the Firestone and Salala plantations. These institutions have been instrumental in providing jobs and other essential services, including schools, shelter, and health care for thousands of inhabitants of the County. The County can boast excellent educational institutions, including the famous Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). About 90% of the County’s population are Christians, 5% are Muslims, and 5% are Animist. The main livelihood activities are subsistence agriculture, rubber tapping, and charcoal production.
Margibi County is located in central Liberia, just about a 45-minute drive from Monrovia. It is one of the newest counties, created just before the civil war. It was founded in 1984 as the 13th county, when two territories, Marshall and Gibi, were removed from Montserrado County and merged to form Margibi. The name derives from “Mar” for Marshall Territory and “Gibi” from Gibi District. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MG
Created: 1985
Capital: Kakata
County Flag: The County’s flag is comprised of two significant colors, green and red. The green color represents the forest region of the County and its abundant natural vegetation. The
red represents the county’s share of the struggle that brought in the military and subsequently transformed the country from Military to Civilian rule. 

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Resident:

Resident Population: 209,923
Districts: The county comprises two central administrative districts, Gibi in the upper part and Mambah-Kaba in the Lower part, headed by District Commissioners. The other subdivisions are the six townships (Cinta, Borlola and
Larkeyta in Upper Margibi, and Charleville, Schefflin and Lloydville in Lower Margibi), also headed by Commissioners, and two cities (Kakata and Marshall) administered by city mayors.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa is the dominant ethnic group, though all or nearly all of Liberia’s tribes are represented in the County. About 90% of the County’s population is Christians, with roughly 5% Muslims and 5% Animists. 

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GDP: With 50% of the country’s GDP coming from agriculture, achieving this objective will require a similar growth rate in agriculture.

Resources: Liberia’s economy has traditionally been based on subsistence agriculture, rubber,
mining (mainly of iron ore, but also of gold and diamonds) and timber. Commercial or cash crops produced in the county included rubber, made by 52% of households; cacao, produced by 10% of households; coconuts, produced by 14% of households; sugarcane and pineapple, each produced by 14%; plantain/banana, produced by 34%; palm nuts, produced by 14%; and cola nuts, produced by 3%.”One percent of households surveyed owned goats, 6% owned pigs, 6% owned ducks, and 39% owned chickens. 

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Land Area: The county’s total land area is approximately 2866.67 square miles, with an estimated 118,000 acres.
Location: The county is ideally situated along the Atlantic
Ocean in the South and neighbors Montserrado County on the East, Bong County on the North and Northeast, and Grand Bassa County on the West.

 

Maryland County

 Vision: Maryland County shall be a   secured, peaceful, socially, economically, and infrastructurally viable County with a system of good governance, justice, and equal opportunities for all. Core Values:  The County will endeavor to build on our core competencies and values. 
To support Equal Access to Opportunities for all. Restoration of Peace, Security and the Rule of Law. Transparent and Effective Governance. Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Creation. Preservation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Overview: Maryland County is one of the first four counties of the Republic of Liberia. Initially, the county was not part of the Republic of Liberia during its founding.
The County was established by a resolution of the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia in 1857. The answer admitted the State of Maryland in Liberia as a County to the Republic with all privileges, immunities, and rights accorded the three original counties. As a homeland, the Maryland State Colonization Society founded the territory on 12 February 1834 for free American Slaves. The settlement was first established as the Colony of Maryland. It was incorporated into the “Republic of Liberia in 1857. Harper City is the political capital of the County and is also known as “Cape Palmas”..”
Maryland County is endowed with rich soil, minerals, ocean, rivers, lakes, and forests. All of these natural resources have high investment potential. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MY
Created: 1857
Capital: Harper
County Flag: The flag of Maryland County has three primary colors, green, blue, and yellow, with a palm tree and lighthouse inscribed in the field. The green color and the palm tree denote the county’s abundant natural vegetation; the yellow color depicts the “sunshine,” the blue color for the ‘valor’ of the County, and the lighthouse as a guide for navigation. The County flag also has an insertion of the Liberian National Flag on the upper left side. 

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Resident:
Resident Population: 135,938
Districts: Maryland County is divided into seven central administrative Districts (Whojah, Gwelekpoken, Nyonken, Karluway # 1, Karluway # 2, Pleebo/Sodoken, and Harper). A district commissioner heads each district. The County has two Statutory Districts – Barrobo and Karluway, each headed by a statutory district superintendent
Race/Ethnicity: The predominant ethnic group is Grebo, with Kru following closely. 

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Hospitals: The status of health services in the County has been gradually improving, but much still needs to be done to ensure access to quality health care for all the people of Maryland. According to the County Health Team (CHT), there were 23 health facilities before the war. Still, presently there are only 17 supported including one referral hospital (JJ Dossen Hospital, supported by Merlin) and 16 clinics (7 supported by UNHCR through MERCI, two by Catholic Health Services, one by a private company, four by UNICEF through WVL, and two by Merlin).
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The county contains sizeable deposits of gold, manganese, and bauxite and significant prospects for the mining industry. Gold mining in the County is being carried out only on a small scale. Artisanal miners need capacity building and formalization of their informal activities.
Unemployment: Rubber production is the County’s largest industry. Rubber from the County is produced by the Cavalla Rubber Plantation and 115 small-size individual rubber farms. The Cavalla Rubber Plantation is the largest producer of rubber in Maryland County. The Plantation employs 1,751 people, out of which 1,045 are tappers, 54 are used in the nursery program, and 700 are working in nontapping jobs.
Fishing is an everyday livelihood activity along the coast, employing an estimated 2,000 people. 

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Tourist Attraction: With the potential for tourism in Harper and the coastal areas such as Fish Town beach, the focus should be directed to the developing resorts with the capacity to house 500 local and international tourists. Other intervention steps would be to establish heritage sites on the historical buildings and monuments and mark them as tourist sites. 

Education 

Elementary:
According to a report from the County Education Office, there are 151  schools total, with 42 in Harper, 40 in Pleebo, 34 in Karluway, and 35 in Barrobo. The schools have a total student population of 29,823, of which 16721 (56%) are boys and 13102 (44%) girls. There are 1071 teachers (74% male and 26% female). 40% of the teachers are volunteers, while 77% are not trained. Fifty-six schools have been rehabilitated, 55 have furniture, 32 have water, and 61 have latrines. 

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Geography 

Land Area: 5,351 sq km (2,090 sq mi), representing roughly 6% of Liberia’s total area. Location: Maryland County is located in the southeast corner of Liberia and borders the Atlantic ocean to the South; the Cavalla River represents the international border with the Republic of Ivory Coast to the East; Grand Kru County on the West; and River Gee County to the Northwest.

Lofa County

Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
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Resources: The County’s agricultural land is favorable to rice, cocoa, coffee, cassava, and sugar cane farming. The county also has mining products such as gold and diamond.
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Population 

Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
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Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

Health 

Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

Geography 

Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

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Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

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Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
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Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
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Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
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River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

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Education 

Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

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Geography 

Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

County Government

County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

Gender:

Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

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Health

Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

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Resources: The main crops cultivated
During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

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Geography

Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

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Resident:
Resident Population: 221,693
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Race/Ethnicity: Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 94% of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (5%), the Kissi (1%), and small minor other groups. The Kru, often originating from neighboring Sinoe County, and Fanti fishers and traders are also a part of the population. 

Gender: Gender continues to play a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access
to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 

Almost 35 percent of the population has never attended school, including nearly 44 percent of females. Illiteracy rates among children and young people remain high at 68 percent (male 55 percent and female 81 percent). The County is firmly committed to gender equity to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the war’s end, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their economic participation. Women and girls
have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend
has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 

Health 

Besides the Firestone medical facilities, which receive approximately 9,000 patient visits a month and at times buttresses other facilities by helping to provide storage and some medical equipment, two leading functional Government hospitals are serving the County: C.H Rennie hospital, a referral site in Kakata; and Mike M. Baydoun Health Center in Marshall City. Both facilities badly need ambulances, renovation, and supplies for the entire operation. Apart from the two hospitals, the Government owns 19 clinics among the 36 functioning health facilities in the County. The most prominent among them may be the Dolo Town Community Clinic that the US Embassy built. All the Government medical employees are on the government payroll, and treatment is provided free of charge with drugs provided by Government and INGOs. Firestone Liberia actively participates in vaccination campaigns for the eradication of childhood diseases. 

Economy 

GDP:
Resources: Grand Bassa
The county has ample exploitable natural resources, including gold, timber, diamonds, crude oil, uranium, sand, and rock. Investments in these sectors will yield significant dividends to the people, helping to reduce the high level of youth unemployment. Timber and gold are explored but on a small scale, while crude oil and uranium are unexplored. There are no mining and logging companies active in County at present. Palm oil and food crops production are the most important livelihood activities in the County. Currently, the palm oil is produced mainly by former employees and settlers of the concession area of Liberian Incorporated (LIB INC), also known as Palm Bay plantation. The production of rubber provided income for some 4% of households. 

Unemployment: 5% of counties’ marketers are engaged in business in Monrovia, and 14% are selling in urban centers. In the city of Buchanan, the significant economic activity is fishing, but it is only carried out on a small scale. There is an excellent potential for the fishing industry in Buchanan so far
unexploited due to the lack of refrigeration facilities. 

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Tourist Attraction: Grand Bassa, like Grand Cape Mount County, does have some beautiful scenery along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, suggesting real potential for tourism. The beach
at Buchanan has potential for the hospitality and food services industries, considering the number of expatriates expected to arrive with the companies. However, some essential coastal areas are seriously affected by sea erosion, which may intensify if left unattended. 

Education 

Elementary: The County’s educational system was once reasonably functional. Today, there is a shortage of educational facilities. The available schools often face a problem of overcrowdedness.
The availability of trained and qualified teachers is also a severe problem.
Due to poor incentives, many teachers left the classrooms in search of greener pastures. Currently, there are 257 functioning educational facilities in the County. Still, as confirmed by the CDA consultations, volunteers operate many in makeshift facilities such as churches and private accommodations and do not have
desks or chairs. Margibi County is well known for its concentration of outstanding educational institutions. The most prominent among them is the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), which awards diplomas and is known for its vocational/technical training courses. The County also boasts the Harbel Multilateral High school, where the University of Liberia is operating up to 2nd year of studies; the extension of the Gbarnga-based Cuttington University College; the Kakata Rural Teacher Training
Institute, in charge of training and reactivation of teachers; and the Konola Academy, a co-educational institution and prestigious upper secondary school. 

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Geography 

Land Area:
Location: The County is located in the area from latitude 6°45′ to latitude 5°30′ North, and from longitude 10°30′ to longitude 9°00′ West (ISO 3166-2 geocode: LR-GB). On the Southwest of the County, there is the Atlantic Ocean. Grand Bassa borders with four counties: Margibi on the Northwest, Bong on the North, Nimba on the East, and River Cess on the Southeast. The total land area of the County is approximately 3,382 square miles (8,759 square kilometers).

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Grand Cape Mount County

County Vision: By 2027, we, the People of Cape Mount County, envisage a County with improved infrastructure and access to essential services including good health care, quality education, good road network, and
electricity; an industrialized agricultural economy; and a peaceful and secure environment for all, where women are respected and fully empowered to contribute to growth and development. The People envision working together with commitment and dedication to develop their full economic, social, and cultural potential for a fuller and more prosperous life for all, regardless of tribe, sex, religion, or politics.

Overview: In 1461, Pedro De Sintra, a Portuguese Navigator on a mission to the West Coast of Africa, saw the beauty of the cape and mountains and named the area Cape du Mont, a Portuguese word meaning the Cape of the Mount, from which the name Grand Cape Mount County was derived.
In 1856, Cape Mount was carved out of Montserrado by a legislative act and became the fifth oldest County of the Republic of Liberia, known as Grand Cape Mount County. The name is derived from the beautiful green mountains above and the beautiful green vegetation below the Atlantic Ocean. The natural beauty of the County headquarters of Robertsport is depicted by the existence of the Wakolor Mountain close to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, which is watered by lagoons and Lake Piso and the mixed species of animals and plants that make the County one of the biodiversity hotspots and most attractive natural tourist area in Liberia. The Vai script, introduced by Bokeleh, serves as a way many locals can communicate and keep financial transactions and other records.

County Government

County Abbreviation: CM
Created: 1844
Capital: Robertsport
County Flag: The County Flag shows a mountain against a white field in a rectangular shape, indicating peace and purity, with the Liberian flag on the top left corner. Religious harmony and intermarriage among the various ethnic groups has woven a rich social
fabric, which made this known as one of the most peaceful counties in Liberia until the Civil War.
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 127,076
Districts: Grand Cape Mount County is subdivided into four administrative districts, namely, Tewor, Garwular, Porkpa, and Gola Konneh Districts, and the Commonwealth comprising Tombey Chiefdom, Tallah Township, and the capital city, Robertsport.
Robertsport is the seat of the County Administration and the home of the City Corporation.

Race/Ethnicity: The five major ethnic groups in the County are the Vai, Gola, Mende, Mandingo, and Kissi. Other minority ethnic groups include Bassa, Gbandi, Kpelle, Grebo, Kru, Lorma, and Mano. The Vai vernacular is widely spoken, followed by the Gola, with percentage distributions of 60% and 23%, respectively. Sizeable minorities also speak Mende, Mandingo, and Kissi languages.

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Education

A total of 124 functional educational facilities exist in Grand Cape Mount. Of this number, 107 are elementary schools, 14 are junior highs, and three are senior high schools. Enrollment is
estimated 26,748, including 13,888 boys and 12,860 girls, with a
the teacher population of 341, of which
Three hundred eleven are male, and 30 are female.

Geography

Land Area:
Location: Grand Cape Mount is a border County found in the Western Region, specifically the south-western corner of Liberia along the coastal belt. Located on coordinates 7º
15! N, 11° 00’W, bounded in the Northeast by Gbarpolu County, in the East by Bomi and Lake Piso, in the South by the Atlantic Ocean, and in the West by Sierra Leone, with a total land area of 5,827 square kilometers. The County is sparsely populated with concentrations in commercial, mining, and fishing areas.

Economy

GDP: iron ore was one of Liberia’s economic mainstays, contributing as much as 64% of total exports or nearly 25% of the country’s GDP. The country remained the second-largest producer and exporter of iron ore before 1979.

Resources: The County is richly endowed with natural resources, mainly iron ore in Porkpa and Gola Konneh Districts and diamonds and gold in Porkpa, Gola Konneh, and Tewor District. It was reported during the CDA consultations that there may be valuable deposits of oil around Bobojah in Garwular District, though a geological survey has yet to confirm this claim. Cape Mount has fertile soils that favor various cash crops, including oil palm, rubber, cocoa, coffee, and food crops such as rice, cassava, yams, and vegetables including pepper, bitter ball, okra, potato leaves, cabbage, and others.

Unemployment: According to the 2001 agricultural baseline survey, 78% of the rural households in Cape Mount are engaged in agricultural activities on a subsistence scale. Formal employment accounts for as little as 4% of incomes, with the majority serving as casual workers at best. Most locals are instead engaged in petty trading. The main food crops produced in the County include rice, cassava, and groundnut. Rubber is one of the country’s major cash crops and serves as a significant revenue engine.
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Tourist Attraction: The Lake Piso region, with its fantastic biodiversity and idyllic vistas, makes it very attractive to tourists. In the 1970s, tourism thrived in the County, especially after the construction of a 75-room hotel. Several historical sites also exist, including the Tallah Township, a World War II Allied base. To promote tourism and other commercial activities that will help to provide employment, revenue, and economic growth, the CDA process heard calls for the declaration of the Lake Piso region as a multi-purpose, protected area, construction of an airstrip, rehabilitation of Hotel Wakolor, construction of additional motels and restaurants in Robertsport, along Lake Piso, on York Island, and in Sembehun, development of the beaches, and construction of a public park.

Health

Hospitals: There are 33 functional health facilities, including one hospital, one health center, 30 clinics, and one health post. The hospital (St. Timothy Government Hospital) and three clinics (Fanti Town, Sembehun, and Tallah) are found in the Commonwealth. Garwular District has functional clinics located in Jundu, Madina, Bomboja, Bendu, Kpeneji, and Kanga, one health center in Sinje, one health post in Division 8, Guthrie (Private), and one non-functional clinic in Zarway Town. In Tewor District, there are 11 facilities, in Tienni, Bo Waterside, Diah, Kulangor, Mambo,
Gondama, Gonelor, Jenewonde, Fahnja, Than Mafa and Bangorma. Five clinics are operational in Porkpa, in Bamballah, Bendaja, Kongo, and Kawellahun, and four more in Gola Konneh District, namely Mbaloma, Lofa Bridge, Tahn and Varguay
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Grand Gedeh County

Vision: Grand Gedeh: an icon of unity,   peace, good governance, and quality social, economic, and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Equal access to opportunities for all Grand Gedeh Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law;
Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and preservation of natural resources and environment.
Overview: Grand Gedeh is one of the few leeward counties created in the 1960s. It was established in 1964. Grand Gedeh was formerly known as the Eastern Province under the 1847 Constitution of Liberia. Its original capital was Tchien, now known as Zwedru. Grand Gedeh County, which was once known as part of the South Eastern Province under the 1847 Constitution of Liberia, finally gained its County status. Grand Gedeh is the third largest County in Liberia and, historically, one of the most neglected. Inadequate and non-existent basic infrastructure hobbled the quality of life, a primary contributing factor to the civil crisis.
In 2005, the farming community in Grand Gedeh County cultivated the following food crops: rice (93% of farmers), cassava (35%), sweet potatoes/eddoes (3%), plantain/ banana (12%), corn (5%) and other vegetables (3%). Some 26% of farmers were growing cash crops in 2005. The most important cash crop grown in the County in 2005 was cocoa (72% of cash crop producers). This was
followed by plantain/banana (38%), coffee (13%) rubber (4%), palm nuts/oil (4%),
coconuts (2%) and pineapple (2%).  

County Government 

County Abbreviation: GG
Create: 1964
Capital: Zwedru
County Flag: The county’s flag has four colors: blue, white, green, and orange.
The green represents the rich forest and highlands, while the white and blue depict peace and unity. The sun in the background painted orange represents the new era of development. 

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Population 

Resident:
Resident Population: 125,258
Districts: Grand Gedeh County is subdivided into 2 Statutory districts, eight 8 Administrative districts, 16 Chiefdoms, 32 Clans, 3 Cities, and 236 Towns.
Race/Ethnicity: The Kranh-speaking people are in the vast majority, making up 96% of the County’s population. Other groups in the County include the Sapo (1%), the Bassa (1%), and the Kpelle (2%), though it is thought that all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are represented at least in small numbers.
Gender: Women and girls continue to have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, which has severely curtailed their participation in the formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 

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Resources: Grand Gedeh is blessed with many natural resources, especially a large virgin forest that has not been touched for years by logging companies. The soil is rich and capable of producing food crops, and the streams and rivers are filled with various fish species. The County is also rich in gold, iron ore, and many others that have not been widely exploited. The County is noted for its rich iron ore reserves and vast forest, which are depicted in the flag of the County. 

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Geography 

Land Area: The total land area of Grand Gedeh County is 10,276
km”, which is about 9.22% of the total land area of Liberia.
Location: Grand Gedeh is located in southeastern Liberia, bounded on the Northwest through the North by Nimba, on the Northwest through the East by the Cavalla River forming
the boundary with Cote d’Ivoire, on the South by River Gee County, and on the Southwest by Sinoe County. 

Health 

Out of 17 Basic Health Units in the County, only 11 are functional in the three districts. One hospital is operational, located in the Zwedru. MSF, Merlin, and Caritas are the three NGOs running these health facilities. Merlin uses three ambulances donated by UNHCR. 

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Grand Kru County

Vision: A unified, secured and prosperous County with equal opportunities and justice for all Overview: The county is a land of vast forests irrigated by many rivers. Grand Kru has the potential for a much greater share of national economic activity, given its deposits of gold and timber reserves, but this potential is largely untapped. More than 70% of households are said to be food insecure or highly vulnerable to food insecurity. The County’s top-most priority for development can be summed up in one word: roads. Many needed services such as clinics, schools, and WATSAN are absent only because the Government and development partners cannot reach the targeted populations. On April 12, 1980, Decree number 87 was published by the Interim National Assembly, declaring Grand Kru County to be the area covering the eastern portion of Sinoe County, Sasstown Territory; the community between Maryland and then Grand Gedeh, Buah Statutory District; and the western half of Maryland County along the Atlantic Ocean, Kru Coast Territory. Grand Kru County has excellent
potential for livestock breeding and poultry, as there are extensive savanna grasslands. The County was historically known for the breeding of livestock, especially cows, goats, and sheep. Grand Kru County is also endowed with fertile land that supports agricultural activities, particularly the cultivation of sugarcane, groundnut, oil palm, pineapple, and cocoa. 
County Government
County Abbreviation: GK
Created: 1984
Capital: Barclayville

County Flag: The County emblem, the flag, has three colors: green, yellow, and white. The flag has ten vertical stripes; four green, four yellow, and two white, with a palm tree in the center. In the upper left-hand corner is the Liberian flag. The green represents the evergreen rain forest, the green vegetation, and the savanna that means the potential for substantial private sector investment in the areas of logging and cattle breeding. The yellow depicts the long belt of gold deposits in the County, while the white represents purity. 
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 57,913
Districts:
Race/Ethnicity: Kru and Grebo
Gender: Despite the progress since the end of
the war, gender continues to play a
decisive role in determining access to
resources and services. Women and
girls continue to have limited access
to education, health services and
judicial services, which has severely
curtailed their participation in the
Formal economy. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and participation in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole. 
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Health

Hospitals: 12
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Resources: Tree crops in production in Grand Kru include oil palm, cocoa, rubber, sugarcane, and coffee, but plantations lie in ruin and need rehabilitation. Sugarcane and rubber production are currently on the increase because of their industrial nature, especially rubber. Rubber is a part of the commercial life-blood of the County, as an estimated 6% of households were involved in tapping in 2005, even as the industry languishes from lack of investment. Sugarcane is used to produce cane juice, a local beverage that is widely consumed. Decoris Oil Palm Plantation covers parts of the Eastern Half of Grand Kru County.

Employment: 80-85% of the County’s
population, as only about 13% of the people have formal jobs
Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and Grand Kru is no exception. There are no formal employments in the County apart from those who work for the GoL. Unlike other counties, Grand Kru has got large plantations (i.e., rubber and oil palm). Commercial activities are almost non-existent apart from gold mining. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale farm-to-market agriculture activities constitute the economic life-blood of the County.

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Education

140 functional schools
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Geography

Land Area: Grand Kru County has a total land area of 891 square miles or 2298.78 square kilometers.
Location: Grand Kru County is located along the southern Atlantic Coast of Liberia. The Western boundary is with Sinoe County. To the North is River Gee County, and the Eastern edge is with Maryland County.

Montserrado County

County Vision: Our vision is to create an economically vibrant county that harnesses the unique advantages offered by its diverse urban, peri-urban and rural human and natural resources to ensure equal socioeconomic opportunities for all citizens.  
With this vision in our minds, we focus on the three priority areas of roads,   education, and health, while attending to the nation’s broader objectives in the  Poverty Reduction Strategy. In this way, we move the County forward for the betterment of all its citizens and the development of Liberia as a whole.

Overview: Montserrado County is the seat of the Liberian Government. The county’s capital, Monrovia, was created in 1839 before Liberia declared independence.
The county is the most densely populated. It accounts for about 70% of the total population and covers 737 square kilometers, about 2% of Liberia’s entire geographic area. However, the county is the location of 70% of public and private business organizations and their operations. Government ministries and agencies of government operate in the Monrovian areas.
Today, the County administrators are working to restore the vital infrastructures broken or destroyed in the Civil conflict, reduce poverty, secure lives and properties, revitalize the economy, provide citizens social services, and preserve and protect the rule of law. Bensonville, the birthplace of the late William R. Tolbert, Jr. is an industrial city; it produces milled rice, sawn wood, soap, plastics, paints, furniture and fixtures, cement blocks, oils, processed fish, and confections.  

 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MO
Created: 1839 
Capital: Bensonville
County Flag: The flag contains green, brown, blue, and red. Half is red, and half is blue, split along a diagonal line running from the lower left-hand corner to the upper right-hand corner. Blue comprises the top half and symbolizes that Montserrado was the first county. The colors are red, blue and green. The blue color of the flag represents Montserrado as the first County at the time of independence. The red color represents the tribal wars between the settlers and the indigenous. The circle in the center represents the richness of the soil (agriculture).
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Superintendent: Nyenekon Beauty, Snoh-Barcon
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Population

Resident:
Resident Population: 1,118,241

Districts: Montserrado County has 21 townships, seven cities, one borough, two chiefdoms, two statutory sections.
Race/Ethnicity: The County is highly diverse, with members of all of Liberia’s 16 tribes are living together. Bassa- and Kpelle-speaking peoples are in the majority, making up 21% and 52% of the County’s population, respectively.  

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Employment: The majority is engaged in business, primarily medium, small, and micro, and mostly informal. Others commute to white-collar jobs with Government ministries and agencies, international and national organizations
They are headquartered in Monrovia. Townships and cities in the rural parts of Greater Monrovia have less accessibility to social services compared to those residing in the Capital. These townships particularly suffer from deplorable roads and insufficient water and sanitation facilities.
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Tourist Attraction: Montserrado County is an oasis of attraction, national museums, fine dining, beautiful beaches, and entertaining nightlife. The county is also the location of the historic Providence Island or Liberia’s Ellis Island, where immigrants and free American-American slaves disembarked in 1822. A visit to Monrovia provides tourists the opportunity to see an African newspaper published in the 1830s or stall through a gallery of black presidents dating back to 1847, the National Museum of Liberia, monuments of the country’s presidents, including its founder, the first president of the Republic, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, and Liberia’s Centennial Pavilion built-in 1947 to commemorate the hundred anniversary of Liberia’s independence, to name a few historical sites.

Education

UNICEF estimates that 1,229 of Liberia’s total of 3,082 schools are situated in Montserrado County. Most of these are, however, found in the capital of Greater Monrovia. The Ministry of Education School Census of 2006 shows ninety-six schools, with 757 in Greater Monrovia, 252 in St. Paul River, 52 in Todee, and 35 in Careysburg. Whatever the figure, the fact remains that many children are forced to walk for several hours to reach their schools and receive a sub-standard education in often dilapidated buildings. Another problem is getting qualified teachers to remote areas.

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Location: Montserrado borders the Atlantic Ocean in the South, Bong County in the North, and Bomi and Margibi Counties in the West and East.

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Marghibi County

 Vision: The People of Margibi envision a peaceful and secure County with modern Cities and paved highways connecting Districts and Townships, with equality of access to health care, education, and justice for all, including women and vulnerable groups, regardless of tribe, religion, or politics.Overview: Margibi County is famous for its numerous rubber plantations, paramount among the Firestone and Salala plantations. These institutions have been instrumental in providing jobs and other essential services, including schools, shelter, and health care for thousands of inhabitants of the County. The County can boast excellent educational institutions, including the famous Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). About 90% of the County’s population are Christians, 5% are Muslims, and 5% are Animist. The main livelihood activities are subsistence agriculture, rubber tapping, and charcoal production.
Margibi County is located in central Liberia, just about a 45-minute drive from Monrovia. It is one of the newest counties, created just before the civil war. It was founded in 1984 as the 13th county, when two territories, Marshall and Gibi, were removed from Montserrado County and merged to form Margibi. The name derives from “Mar” for Marshall Territory and “Gibi” from Gibi District. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MG
Created: 1985
Capital: Kakata
County Flag: The County’s flag is comprised of two significant colors, green and red. The green color represents the forest region of the County and its abundant natural vegetation. The
red represents the county’s share of the struggle that brought in the military and subsequently transformed the country from Military to Civilian rule. 

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Resident Population: 209,923
Districts: The county comprises two central administrative districts, Gibi in the upper part and Mambah-Kaba in the Lower part, headed by District Commissioners. The other subdivisions are the six townships (Cinta, Borlola and
Larkeyta in Upper Margibi, and Charleville, Schefflin and Lloydville in Lower Margibi), also headed by Commissioners, and two cities (Kakata and Marshall) administered by city mayors.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa is the dominant ethnic group, though all or nearly all of Liberia’s tribes are represented in the County. About 90% of the County’s population is Christians, with roughly 5% Muslims and 5% Animists. 

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GDP: With 50% of the country’s GDP coming from agriculture, achieving this objective will require a similar growth rate in agriculture.

Resources: Liberia’s economy has traditionally been based on subsistence agriculture, rubber,
mining (mainly of iron ore, but also of gold and diamonds) and timber. Commercial or cash crops produced in the county included rubber, made by 52% of households; cacao, produced by 10% of households; coconuts, produced by 14% of households; sugarcane and pineapple, each produced by 14%; plantain/banana, produced by 34%; palm nuts, produced by 14%; and cola nuts, produced by 3%.”One percent of households surveyed owned goats, 6% owned pigs, 6% owned ducks, and 39% owned chickens. 

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Land Area: The county’s total land area is approximately 2866.67 square miles, with an estimated 118,000 acres.
Location: The county is ideally situated along the Atlantic
Ocean in the South and neighbors Montserrado County on the East, Bong County on the North and Northeast, and Grand Bassa County on the West.

 

Maryland County

 Vision: Maryland County shall be a   secured, peaceful, socially, economically, and infrastructurally viable County with a system of good governance, justice, and equal opportunities for all. Core Values:  The County will endeavor to build on our core competencies and values. 
To support Equal Access to Opportunities for all. Restoration of Peace, Security and the Rule of Law. Transparent and Effective Governance. Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Creation. Preservation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Overview: Maryland County is one of the first four counties of the Republic of Liberia. Initially, the county was not part of the Republic of Liberia during its founding.
The County was established by a resolution of the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia in 1857. The answer admitted the State of Maryland in Liberia as a County to the Republic with all privileges, immunities, and rights accorded the three original counties. As a homeland, the Maryland State Colonization Society founded the territory on 12 February 1834 for free American Slaves. The settlement was first established as the Colony of Maryland. It was incorporated into the “Republic of Liberia in 1857. Harper City is the political capital of the County and is also known as “Cape Palmas”..”
Maryland County is endowed with rich soil, minerals, ocean, rivers, lakes, and forests. All of these natural resources have high investment potential. 

County Government 

County Abbreviation: MY
Created: 1857
Capital: Harper
County Flag: The flag of Maryland County has three primary colors, green, blue, and yellow, with a palm tree and lighthouse inscribed in the field. The green color and the palm tree denote the county’s abundant natural vegetation; the yellow color depicts the “sunshine,” the blue color for the ‘valor’ of the County, and the lighthouse as a guide for navigation. The County flag also has an insertion of the Liberian National Flag on the upper left side. 

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Resident Population: 135,938
Districts: Maryland County is divided into seven central administrative Districts (Whojah, Gwelekpoken, Nyonken, Karluway # 1, Karluway # 2, Pleebo/Sodoken, and Harper). A district commissioner heads each district. The County has two Statutory Districts – Barrobo and Karluway, each headed by a statutory district superintendent
Race/Ethnicity: The predominant ethnic group is Grebo, with Kru following closely. 

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Hospitals: The status of health services in the County has been gradually improving, but much still needs to be done to ensure access to quality health care for all the people of Maryland. According to the County Health Team (CHT), there were 23 health facilities before the war. Still, presently there are only 17 supported including one referral hospital (JJ Dossen Hospital, supported by Merlin) and 16 clinics (7 supported by UNHCR through MERCI, two by Catholic Health Services, one by a private company, four by UNICEF through WVL, and two by Merlin).
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The county contains sizeable deposits of gold, manganese, and bauxite and significant prospects for the mining industry. Gold mining in the County is being carried out only on a small scale. Artisanal miners need capacity building and formalization of their informal activities.
Unemployment: Rubber production is the County’s largest industry. Rubber from the County is produced by the Cavalla Rubber Plantation and 115 small-size individual rubber farms. The Cavalla Rubber Plantation is the largest producer of rubber in Maryland County. The Plantation employs 1,751 people, out of which 1,045 are tappers, 54 are used in the nursery program, and 700 are working in nontapping jobs.
Fishing is an everyday livelihood activity along the coast, employing an estimated 2,000 people. 

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Tourist Attraction: With the potential for tourism in Harper and the coastal areas such as Fish Town beach, the focus should be directed to the developing resorts with the capacity to house 500 local and international tourists. Other intervention steps would be to establish heritage sites on the historical buildings and monuments and mark them as tourist sites. 

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According to a report from the County Education Office, there are 151  schools total, with 42 in Harper, 40 in Pleebo, 34 in Karluway, and 35 in Barrobo. The schools have a total student population of 29,823, of which 16721 (56%) are boys and 13102 (44%) girls. There are 1071 teachers (74% male and 26% female). 40% of the teachers are volunteers, while 77% are not trained. Fifty-six schools have been rehabilitated, 55 have furniture, 32 have water, and 61 have latrines. 

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Land Area: 5,351 sq km (2,090 sq mi), representing roughly 6% of Liberia’s total area. Location: Maryland County is located in the southeast corner of Liberia and borders the Atlantic ocean to the South; the Cavalla River represents the international border with the Republic of Ivory Coast to the East; Grand Kru County on the West; and River Gee County to the Northwest.

Lofa County

Vision: Lofa County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services and poverty reduction for all. Core Values Equal access to opportunities for all Lofa citizens Restoration of peace, security and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection 
Overview: Lofa was created in 1964.   

County Government 

County Abbreviation: LO
Created: 1964
Capital: Voinjama
County Flag: Has green, light blue, and brown. In the middle of the flag is a hand holding a stick across a river, symbolizing unity. The river is the Lofa River, named after the county.
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Resident: Lofian
Resident Population: 276,863
Districts: 7 Districts-Foya, Kolahum, Quardu Gbondi, Salayea, Vahun, Voinjama, and Zorzor
Race/Ethnicity: Lorma, Kissi, Gbande, Kpelle, Mende, and Mandingo
Sex: 143, 253 females and 133,611 males
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Technical School: 1
College/University: 2
Total Educational Institutions: 343 

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Hospitals: 4
Health centers: 3
Clinics: 50
Doctors: 8, along with 300 medical personnel. 

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Land Area: 3,809.68 square miles
Location: Guinea is bounded north, Sierra Leone by the west, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties by the south.

Nimba County

Vision: An Educated, United, and Developed Nimba.  An Educated Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education.  A
United Nimba.  All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity, and ethnic, cultural, and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to essential services, and improved infrastructure.

Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana, and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963. 
County Government 

County Abbreviation: NI
Created: 1964
Capital: Sanniquellie
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a greenfield indicating the rich vegetation. 

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Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population comprises locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees, and 0.49% refugees. Resident Population: 462,026 
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts, and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba

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Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba. 

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River Gee County

Vision: River Gee: a unified, peaceful, and well-governed County with robust socio-economic and infrastructure development for all.
Core Values: Building on our core competencies and values, we have a mission to support. Equal access to opportunities for all River Gee Citizens; Assurance of peace, security, and the rule of law; Transparent and effective governance; Sustainable economic growth; and Preservation of natural resources and environment.

Overview: River Gee is one of the newest counties in Liberia. It was carved out of Grand Gedeh County, formerly part of the Eastern Province, before 1964. The County was established in 2000 and had its political seat in Fish Town. The establishment of the County was predicated upon growing tensions between the Grebo and Krahn ethnic groups over the years, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, characterized by the military and phantom democratic regime of Samuel Doe and the early war years of Charles Taylor. The County is rich in natural resources, including gold, timber, and rivers. It is the host of the Grebo National Forest, located in the Gloarro belt. River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 
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County Abbreviation: RG
Created: 2000
Capital: Fish Town
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Resident Population: 66,789
Districts: There are five districts. They are Gbeapo, Webbo, Potupo, Tiempo, and Chedpo.
Race/Ethnicity: River Gee County is predominantly peopled by the Grebo ethnic group, with smaller numbers of Liberia’s other ethnic groups. River Gee has three large settlements: Fish Town, which is famous for its catfish water, Kanweaken, which is a commercial Town, and Webbo, noted for missionary activities. 

Gender: The County is firmly committed to gender equity as a means to maintain peace, reduce poverty, enhance justice and promote development. Despite the progress since the end of the war, gender plays a decisive role in determining access to resources and services. Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economy participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.
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Hospitals: There are three Health Centers and 11 public clinics in the County. These facilities have not received routine assistance from INGOs or UN agencies. Recently, Medical Emergency Relief Corporative International (MERCI) targeted six of them. The County has no referral hospital. Two small private clinics are also operating in Jarkaken, Chedepo District, supported by Catholic Health Service (CHS), and in Japroken, Potupo District, supported by the Lutheran Church. The American NGO Christian humanitarian Assistance Programme (CHAP) also plans to support the clinic in Tiempo Statutory District. There is no secondary health care. There is not a single doctor in the County, and there is an evident need for trained and qualified health personnel since the majority of the health workers are volunteers.
Moreover, despite their dedication, the salaries of contracted health workers are not paid regularly. All health clinics are reported to be lacking hospital equipment and medicines. Additionally, people who live outside the main Towns have to walk for hours to reach a clinic or Health Center.
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River Gee also contains a wide variety of natural resources which are not Being exploited at a rate anywhere near their potential. Investment in agriculture, forestry, rubber, timber, and mining will drastically alter River Gee citizens’ living conditions by creating jobs and attracting both foreign and local capital, which will stimulate the local economy. The County’s major growth areas are discussed below in terms of two major categories: agriculture and natural resources. Unemployment: Unemployment is a severe problem across the entire country, and River Gee is no exception. There are few formal wage jobs in the County. Petty trading, casual laboring, and small-scale agriculture constitute the economic life-blood of the County. 

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Elementary: The education sector in the County, like in other parts of Liberia, faces numerous difficulties, from inadequate facilities to inadequate personnel and material in terms of quantity and quality. The result is that there is a general lack of modern school buildings, furniture, and materials, making for an inadequate learning atmosphere.
Additionally, many untrained teachers, most of whom are volunteers, continue to pose significant challenges to the quality and standard of the school system. 
The County hosts the only training institute for primary school teachers in the entire southeastern region, the Webbo Rural Teacher Training Institute (WRTTI). Located in Konowroken, Webbo Statutory District, the premises remain in good condition although damaged during the war. Plans to rehabilitate WRTTI are currently under consideration. 

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Land Area: River Gee has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers.
Location: River Gee is situated in southeastern Liberia. It is bounded on the North by Grand Gedeh County, on the East by Ivory Coast, on the West by Sinoe County, and on the South by Maryland County.

 

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Rivercess County

Vision: River Cess County shall be a united, secure center of excellence in delivering social and infrastructure services in poverty reduction for all. Core values: Equal access to opportunities for all River Cess citizens Restoration of peace, security, and the rule of law Transparent and effective governance Sustainable economic growth and job creation Preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
Overview:
River Cess was the twelfth county established in Liberia. The County derives its name from the Cestos (meaning “crawfish basket”) River. Cestos City, formerly known as River Cess City, is the headquarters of the County. The main livelihood activities today include palm oil production, hunting, food crops production, and fishing. Acute and chronic malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. This, in part, could be explained by the geographical isolation of River Cess. Most households’ access to improved drinking water and health facilities is minimal.
The area underwent various political and territorial metamorphoses before becoming a County, starting in 1887 when the area was declared a district under Grand Bassa County. River Cess District extended from the Newcess River in the West to the Sankun River in the East. The first capital was Timbo City. In 1912, River Cess District was accorded the status of Statutory District and subsequently assumed the position of Territory in 1955, with its headquarters, relocated at River Cess City (now Cestos City).

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County Abbreviation: RI
Created: 1985
Capital: Rivercess
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Resident Population: 71,509
Districts: River Cess County has eight administrative districts: Dodain, Joe River, Fehn, Zarflahn, Nyunwein, Central River Cess, BearWor, and Sangbalor.
Race/Ethnicity: The Bassa-speaking people are in the majority, making up 96 % of the County’s population. Other ethnic groups in the County include the Kpelle (1%), the Kru (2%), and the Grebo (1%). Indigenous tribes make 99% of the population, dominated by Bassa (78%) and Kru (18%) tribes. The Kru population is founding the districts of Yarnee and Timbo, primarily
involved in fishing activities. A small minority population near Cestos also represents the Mandingo tribe. Many Mandingos have adopted the Bassa culture yet continue to speak their language. Representations of Kissi, Gio, and Krahn are also visible in the area but a small minority.

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Women and girls have limited access to education, health services, and judicial services, severely curtailing their formal economic participation. Women and girls have been missing out on opportunities and involvement in management and decision-making at all levels of society. This trend has contributed to the feminization of poverty in the County and Liberia as a whole.

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Hospitals: The entire County is served by only ten health care facilities (NRC Needs Assessment Survey, January 2007). Five of these facilities are located in Morweh District (Blowhen Sayon, Gbeh Wodobli, Ziadue, Zammie, and Zeegar Town), and the remaining five in Timbo Statutory District (Bargbeh Town, Cestos City, Guewein, Neezuin, and Sawkon). The County does not have an assigned doctor, and most health workers are untrained or poorly-trained volunteers.

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During this time and their corresponding percentages are as follows: Rice (84%), Cassava (77%), and assorted vegetables (6%). The main crops produced for household consumption included rice, cassava, plantain/banana, vegetables, sweet
potatoes, and corn. Cash crops included rubber (31%), coffee (4%), cacao (19%), coconuts (16%), sugarcane (7%), pineapple (13%), plantain/banana (50%), palm nuts/oil (12%) and cola nuts (2%). One out of every four to five households in 2005 had a small section of land (0.5 – 1.0 acres) upon which cocoa or coffee trees were grown to provide cash income. Rice is grown mostly under rainfed conditions.

River Cess County has four principal rivers (Timbo, Cestos, Po, and Sahnkuen) and many smaller rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, providing breeding
grounds for the wide range of fish resources, including large pelagic, small pelagic, and demersal fish, shrimp and lobster. These varieties can be exploited for domestic, regional, and international trade.
Employment: 90% of the households cultivate rice, and 70% grow cassava. Other crops include maize, yams, okra, sugarcane, and peanuts. Rubber, cocoa, coffee, and palm oil

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Land Area: River Cess has an area of 5,263.4 square kilometers and a coastline of 62 kilometers.
Location: The area is bound by the counties of Grand Bassa in the west, Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the
North, Sinoe in the Southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

 

[/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]Vision: We envisage a transformed, secured and prosperous County excellently governed with equal opportunities for all.

Overview: Grand Bassa County is one of the three original counties, Montserrado and Sinoe, that first formed the Republic of Liberia. It was established in 1833, and its capital is Buchanan City, named for Thomas Buchanan, an American who served as the first Governor of the Commonwealth of Liberia.
Before the war, the County enjoyed a vibrant economy. International companies such as the Liberian American Mining Company (LAMCO)/Liberia Mining Company (LIMINCO), the rubber plantation of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC), the palm oil plantation Liberia Incorporated (LIB INC), the logging concerns Oriental Timber Company (OTC) and National Milling Company all had operations in the County. The harbor of Buchanan, Liberia’s second-largest port, was very active. The majority of citizens are engaged in informal work in agriculture and petty trading. The primary sources of formal employment in the County are the Government of Liberia and several non-governmental organizations, and the LAC rubber plantation provides jobs for a small number. It is expected that ArcelorMittal Stee