American Firm Gains Control of Roberts International Airport

26 August 2009 (Last Updated August 26th, 2009 18:30)

The US information technology contractor Lockheed Martin Global Services is to manage facilities Roberts International Airport in Liberia. The move takes place after the contractor signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Liberian government. The MoU states that the

The US information technology contractor Lockheed Martin Global Services is to manage facilities Roberts International Airport in Liberia.

The move takes place after the contractor signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Liberian government.

The MoU states that the US government will act as a purchaser while the company will be a service provider.

It represents a key development in relations between Liberia and the US.

During a recent visit to Liberia US secretary of state Hilary Clinton presented several machines to aid in the renovation of the airport according to global norms.