Ellen Woos More Foreign Investments

President Sirleaf in a brief chat with Mehmet N GunalLiberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called for more foreign investments to help grow the West African country’s economy and create more jobs for citizens.

The Liberian leader made the assertion when she met with Mehmet Nazif Gunal, the Chairman of MNG Group of Companies and other delegation from Turkey in Monrovia, the country’s capital city on Wednesday.

The Liberian government is committed to seeking more partnerships to improve the lives of the people, she said.

President Sirleaf assured the delegation that Liberia is indeed prepared for business while expressing optimism about the prospects of investing in the country.

She pledged the government’s commitment to ensure investors are protected under the laws of Liberia and her government’s readiness to work with the company in bringing economic relief to the country.

“It is the responsibility of government to create the opportunity and reshape the country’s focus towards viable development,”Sirleaf said.

The Liberian leader emphasized the need for time-frame, and added that she will ensure the relevant ministries provide technical details on what Liberia expects out of the investment.

She commended the delegation for considering Liberia as investment destination and called on other potential international investors to invest in the country for economic growth.

Earlier, Gunal said he will invest in Liberia’s energy, hotel, agriculture and education sectors to provide more jobs for Liberians.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.