Central Bank Executive Governor J. Mills Jones has described Liberia as “a land of possibilities.”
He said the dedication of a Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) headquarters on Ashmun Street in Monrovia on Wednesday clearly speaks of the possibilities Liberia can offer, adding, “Today is an important day for the CBL and the Liberian people.”
Governor Jones also noted that the dedication of the CBL demonstrates government’s commitment to defeat poverty and transform the living condition of Liberians.
Jones emphasized that by solely relying on its own resources to construct such a high-cost structure for the CBL, the Liberian government has proved that it is capable of economically transforming the country and redeeming citizens from the hands of poverty.
“If anyone thinks that this government has done nothing, Come and see (the CBL Building),” Jones pointed out.
He pledged his unwavering and continuous support to government’s agenda for economic transformation.
Construction work on the new CBL began in May 18, 1989, but was halted as a result of the civil crisis, with active work resuming some three years ago.
The over US$20 million CBL building is not however its original design as many other compartments and technological facilities, including an elevated parking lot have been added.
The 10-floor building also has over 100 security cameras with two elevators for easy navigation throughout the building as well as several banking and conference halls, among other facilities.