ByDave Okonjie |
West Africa – Globe Afrique has learned that several international investors from the United States and Europe, especially Italian businesses, are expressing vital investment and trade interests in Liberia due to expressed confidence in the leadership of Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai whom they presume could win the October 2017 presidential poll to succeed outgoing president Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in January 2018.
In New York, several prominent investment bankers and hedge fund managers believe that Liberia is a significant environment for regional business concentration in West Africa for many reasons, including the West African nation’s geographic location, its legal alignment with US and other western laws and political systems, as well as its history of amicable bilateral relationship with the United States, Israel, member states of the European Union and multiple Middle Eastern countries.
The investors and large businesses want to focus on investment in infrastructure, manufacturing, medical services, construction, agricultural food production, leisure and hospitality as well as trade and tourism.
Reliable sources in a number of western countries where global political analysts are closely monitoring events and development in Liberia say Vice President Boakai appears to be a trusted leader with the required experience, wisdom and inherent understanding to reshape Liberia in terms of forging national reconciliation and unity, ensuring lasting peace, eliminating or reducing corruption and conflict of interest as well as in accelerating national development.
Source: Globe Afrique Media