LCC, LIBA Hold Third ‘Made In Liberia’ Street Sales Fair

Locally made products were today, Saturday, March 30, 2019 once again put on display in the heart of Monrovia, the nation’s capital, as Liberians and foreign residents queued out to view Liberian home made products including food, fabric, and wooden designs of all kinds.

This event as usual was organized by the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) and the Liberia Business Association (LIBA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) aimed are promoting locally made Liberian products on the local and international markets.

The event which started as early as 7am this morning brought together dozens of Liberian entrepreneurs with executives of the LCC, LIBA and MoCI in full attendance to grace the occasion.

Speaking in separate interviews with reporters on the importance of this monthly event, the Secretary General of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), Ms. SalaMartu Stephanie Duncan expressed gratitude to the many participants who turned out to display their products.

She noted that the aimed and objective of this exercise is to promote and expose locally made products on both the Liberian and international markets, and further expressed thanks to other stakeholders who took up time to form part of the exercise.

Mr. Charles Collins, Executive member of LCC and the Secretary General of LCC, Ms. SalaMartu Stephanie Duncan

For his part, the President of the Liberia Business Association (LIBA), James Strother said he is excited of the level of support being gathered by the Liberian business community, especially those who are involved in local production, and further promised assured the decentralization of the exercise.

‘SG’ Ms. Duncan speaking to reporters at the fair

Also speaking at the program was Mrs. Helen Howard an executive from the office of the Minister of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) who bragged of the CDC-led Government’s support towards the growth and development of the Liberian businesses.

LIBA President, Mr. Strother addressing journalists at the program

Mrs. Howard echoed the commitment of the government to empower Liberians who are interested in doing businesses, noting that Liberians will no more be spectators in their own country in the area of doing business.

Mrs. Howard of MoCI addressing reporters at the fair
Mr. Alphonso Taylor explaining about his locally made laboratory equipment to reporters

This event, ‘Made in Liberia’ Street sales is held every last Saturday of each month bringing together locally made products to be sold and viewed by the public.

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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.