Dozens of producers and manufacturers of locally made products including food, drinks, house Furniture, body lotions and clothing at the amazement of the general public today, January 26, 2019 were put on display as the second in series of Made in Liberia Street Fair organized by the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, the Liberia Business Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce.
The fair overwhelmed many Liberians and visitors from abroad who turned out to view many of the locally made products, lauding the talented works of Liberians, many of whom who displayed their beautifully handmade products to the general public.
Speaking on behalf of the President of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), Mr. J. Wendell Addy who is currently out of the country, Ms. Stephanie Salamartu Duncan expressed thanks and appreciation to the participants for making the day a success, and also thanked the Ministry of Commerce for its support to the Liberian business community.
Ms. Duncan speaking further spoke of the success story of the LCC, making specific reference of AGOA Trade Fair which was held in the United States last year with the display of Liberia locally made products where Liberia Pure Honey won an award as the best produced honey.
For his part, the President of the Liberia Business Association (LIBA), Mr. James M. Strother also expressed thanks to the Liberian Government through the Minister of Commerce, Professor Wilson K, Tarpeh for being supportive of the work of the association, and also assured that this event will be held regularly on the last Saturday of each month.
Speaking on behalf of the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah, the Minister of Commerce & Industry, Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh reechoed the Liberian leader repeated statement that Liberians will not be spectators in their own country, making reference of empowering Liberians economically for their growth.
Minister Tarpeh speaking further at the program, said Liberians will be empowered by the CDC-led government in order to discourage the importation of foreign owned products, especially rice and other edible items, adding, “Liberians will no more be spectators, we will don everything to empower you,” Minister Tarpeh told members of the Liberia Business Association.
At the end of the occasion, three of the local producers including the producer of Ruby Rice were certificated for the best product.