Why Infrastructure Underdevelopment Exist in Liberia

The Liberian Civil War decimated all vital infrastructure within the country. Post-conflict Liberia lies in ruins, a mere empty shell of what once was. Liberia continues to face high unemployment and illiteracy, poor healthcare systems, and the absence of basic infrastructure – roads, water, sewage, and electrical services. Given these obstacles, it is difficult, if not impossible, to rely on one institution to develop the country.

Infrastructural development fosters all facets of economic growth, including trade and business development, technology, and service delivery. Unfortunately, Liberia is lacking in all areas of key infrastructural development throughout the country. The roads are deplorable, and in some places, nonexistent; schools and healthcare centers are dated and lack modern equipment; sanitation infrastructure is non-existent and access to clean water is limited, modern libraries are nonexistent; and Liberians pay extremely high fees for imported staple foods and basic services, including power. Due to the vast underdevelopments, most Liberians pay a high costs for most goods and services and have difficulties traveling around the country to conduct various economic and social activities. Additionally, people who reside in more remote areas of the country lack access to the limited infrastructure that exist in more developed urban areas and encounter extreme hardship.

Our Solution

LEDI seeks to unite private Liberians citizens, friends of Liberia, governments and nongovernmental institutions of the world, to promote the infrastructural development of Liberia in the following ways:

  • Build and support modern libraries around the country.
  • Build and sustain existing schools and clinics.
  • Build and sustain existing hand pumps, wells and water filtration facilities.
  • Build and sustain solar panel and electric facilities.
  • Promote clean water efforts.
  • Build and sustain modern bus stops.
  • Build and sustain existing roads and bridges.

We are therefore inviting you to support LEDI in its efforts to economically empower poor Liberians to overcome poverty through our scholarship and educational initiative.

LEDI is currently constructing a very large modern state of the arts public library in Gbarnga, Bong County, the Republic of Liberia, West Africa. Our effort is in response to the lack of modern public libraries infrastructure within the country. When constructed, this library will be the first of its kind in the entire history of the country.

This page presents the architectural drawings of the library. When constructed, the library will serve as the university of the poor, a general resource center where the community and the entire country can use to access computer software and hardware literacy program, entrepreneurial and private sector development skills, community and corporate training, books and other reading materials, a general-purpose laboratory for the schools of the county, among others.

Currently, we have not had major funding for this large construction. However, with an unmatched desire and unwavering quest to see this library being built, an array of amazingly compassionate ordinary Liberians and non-Liberians like you, are immensely contributing to this construction to the extent that the walls of the library are significantly up to window level in just two years of our self-help journey of hope, faith, and courage. We believe that we, as ordinary people, can do extraordinary things in the absence of government to impact the development of Liberia. Please join on this journey by donating to our effort.


Front View of the Library


The Library Foundation Constructed at the end of Phase III


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