Overview of Bong County
Bong County was created in 1964 as one of the current fifteen counties of the Republic of Liberia. Gbarnga is the capital city of Bong County. Bong County is situated at the center of Liberia. Lofa County borders Bong County on the Northwest, Gbarpolu County on the West, Margibi County on the Southwest, Grand Bassa County on the South, Nimba County on the East, and on the North by the Republic of Guinea. The current Superintendent of Bong County is Hon. Esther Walker.
Bong County’s tropical monsoon climate has two main weather seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season begins from mid-April and ends by mid-October. The dry season starts in November and ends in April. The temperature ranges from 65F to 85F.
Over the years, Bong County has been home to many former and current business investments and national development institutions that include the following: Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI), China-Union Investment, Bong Mining Company, MNG Gold, Bong County Agriculture Development Project (BCADP), Phebe Hospital and School of Nursing, Cuttington University College, Bong County Technical College (BCTC), etc.
Bong County is open for business and provides investments opportunities in these areas:
- Material mining (alluvial diamond and gold, etc.)
- Agribusiness (sustainable farming, food crops, cash crops, livestock production, etc.)
- Food production/processing
- Tourism and hospitality
- Shopping centers
Bong County is an attractive place for tourism, especially ecotourism, with its unadulterated and pristine natural environments. Bong County is part of the largest forest belt, divided into an evergreen rain forest zone and the moist semi-deciduous forest zone. The Lorma National Forest in Bong County is one of the notable national forests in Liberia, with an elevation of 1,145 feet. Overall, Liberia is considered one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots with over two thousand vascular plant species, six hundred bird species, seventy-five reptile species, 150 mammal species, etc. (LEX-FAOC167348). In addition, Bong County has several natural rivers and small streams, with St. John River being the largest river that runs through Bong County to the border of the Republic Guinea.
You can also enjoy the natural beauties of Bong County, with breathtaking scenery and exceptional vegetation, especially when you visit its waterfalls deep in the forestland. While enjoying spectacular sights of the beauty of nature, you can get soaked in the natural waters of the Kpatawee Waterfall or the Sega Waterfall in the Kokoya District, Bong County.
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For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the UBCAA Liberia Program Office at the address or contact below:
Mr. Philip Singbah
UBCAA Country Representative
UBCAA Liberia Program Office
Gbarnga, Bong County, Republic of Liberia
Phone #: 011231 7762 21847