The Liberian Government has decided not to use the controversial (Eternal Love Winning Africa) ELWA land, according to report, for the construction of the Ministerial Complex the government of the People's Republic of China has agreed to build to host about close to 17 government ministries.
Days before and after the signing of the agreement between the governments of Liberia and Mainland China, reports resonated in the media that the construction would be on the land, which the government has been trying to hassle from the ELWA management through its "Eminent Domain" powers.
But it is now clear that the government will use a different piece of land for the purpose of constructing the multi-structure US$60 million complex, the first of its kind in Liberia, which will help to rescue the country from its rental deluge, and not the ELWA land in question.
Though tightlipped on the location of the land the complex will be constructed on, the government is not considering taking away the land.
Since the founding of Liberia, millions of dollars that should have gone to other important projects that would benefit the nation and people had been lost to private owns for the use of their buildings.
Tussle over the land began last year between the government and ELWA management as soon as the Chinese Government announced plans to build Liberia such complex.
The issue was not taken likely by the management of ELWA who insisted that the land was acquired through legislative means for the construction of radio station, hospital and other facilities.
In its yesterday editorial, the Daily Observer newspaper provided important clues on how the land was acquired by ELWA management and what it planned to do with it.
True to its pledge, according to the paper, ELWA built a radio station which began broadcast in 1955, which was also followed by the construction and opening of the hospital in 1965, 10 years later.
The radio station and hospital which many across Liberia and the larger part of West Africa benefited from suffered setbacks during the course of the war, among them the departure of senior staff including American missionaries who served the hospital.
The paper also reported that plans are underway, following the securing of huge sum of financial resources by the SIM and Billy Graham Foundation, for the construction of100-bed hospital as well as an elementary school, junior and senior high school along with a modern sports and athletics center.