The Vision 2030 document was a retrospective study conducted by a group of Liberian scholars, some of the intellectuals include: Prof. Amos C. Sawyer, Chairman, Governance Commission (led the research),  Dr. S. Byron Tarr (Head, Economic Team), Prof. Dr. Elwood Dunn, Sis. Mary Laureen Browne (Educational & Curricula issues, Dr. Geetor Saydee/Hon. Larry Yonquoi, (Demographers), Mr. Romeo D.N. Gbartea (Industrial Sociologist, National Working Group & Head, Society) Op-ed 

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: A PERSPECTIVE OF A DEVELOPMENTAL STATE  IN LIBERIA

    By Romeo D.N. Gbartea                                                                                                                         Introduction/Background The extractive industries have the potential of raising incomes, employment, improving the socio-economic situations in any environment, or provides for the industrial development of a country but the developmental scenario of Liberia becomes a mirage. The Government of Liberia under the leadership of President Sirleaf hired the expertise of a group of Liberian intellectuals in different study areas to review the past of Liberia and to define what will be the future of the country. This retrospective analysis highlighted issues…

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