How it started
THE LIBERIAN POST Project started in 1998 after Dutch citizen Willem Tijssen
visited Liberia on a post-war trading mission for one of his clients. While his client
mainly held meetings with politicians Willem was able to travel around and met businessmen
and common people. He smelled and tasted Liberia which was such an overwhelming
positive experience that he decided to dedicate his knowledge and experience to the cause
of getting Liberia back on the map of global awareness - not to promote politics but to
attract the attention of the global community for all the good and beauty Liberia has to
offer, hoping to contribute in a constructive manner to stimulate companies and
individuals to invest in Liberia for the wellbeing of its people.
The Liberian Post
This Internet Portal is an independent “Outsider’s look Inside” and an
“Insiders Look Outside” Liberia without any political interferences to colour
the message. The Liberian Post offers extensive background information on history,
geography, topography and economy. Much attention has been given to create an impressive
link-index of Liberian Internet sites, people and other remarkable data.
[see LINKS]. During his many visits to Liberia
Willem took photos and filmed hours of video. Abstracts can be found in the Liberian
Photo Album [see ALBUM].
Willem Tijssen: founder
Willem Tijssen is a Dutch multi-disciplined entrepreneur – Humanist and Africanist.
Since 1998 he mainly works in the West African Mano River Region as independent business
consultant and project leader for a variety of clients. During his travels in the West
African Mano River Region Willem was in the privileged position to establish a remarkable
network of relations in society, business and government. Before and during that time he
was owner/CEO of EEC Events, an event-marketing company based in The Netherlands serving
clients e.g. Swatch International – MTV - Nike Europe – Philip Morris
[see EEC Events]
and special consultant at EMC Television [see EMC-TV].
Present and future
Presently Willem supervises a chromite mining project in Sierra Leone and investigates
the attainability to establish a cooperative fruit processing project [mango – papaya –
orange] for the domestic market in Liberia to employ former child soldiers. His engagement
to the renaissance of Africa is available in the US-Africa.org Portal