“CDC-Led Gov’t Believes in Tangibles; not Flashy Bill Boards” Liberia’s Commerce Minister Tells Opposition
Commerce and Industry Minister, Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh, has said the Coalition for Democratic Change-led Government of President George Manneh Weah will ensure that the lives of Liberians are transformed through appropriate programs and policies.
Minister Tarpeh said President Weah’s leadership will translate his vision for the country into reality through workable and achievable programs rather than the erection of attractive and costly bill boards that will have no meaningful bearing on the Lives of Liberians, especially ordinary citizens.
Professor Tarpeh made the observation over the weekend in Ganta City, Nimba County at close of a two-day Business Climate Forum.
He said taking the lives of Liberians from several years desolation to appreciable level entails a lot, including job creation, keeping the country peaceful, stable and reuniting the entire citizenry.
The Commerce and Industry Minister noted further that the CDC-led administration will not be deterred by tactics by the opposition to distract the current Liberian government from doing its work.
The forum was organized by the Business Climate Working Group, under the theme: “Resolving Constraints to Trading across Borders.”
Minister Tarpeh also called on fellow political appointees not to get at each one another’s throat, but rather combine their respective efforts to translate government’s Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development into reality by public servants offering the best of their service to country.
He said the organizing of gatherings of such nature is a timely idea that will always be supported by the Liberian government.
Touching on the role and functions of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Professor Tarpeh said the entity will ensure that quality goods are always available on the Liberian market, affordable and prices stable.
He also said Liberia is cognizant of the World Trade Organization provisions and will continue to uphold such.
Professor Tarpeh who is also Liberia’s Chief Trade Negotiator however disclosed that the Liberian government will equally ensure that its programs, policies and decisions are people-driven, adding that emphasis will continue to be placed on quality goods than quantity.
‘’Let it be very clear that the greatest interest of the CDC-led government of President George Manneh Weah is the Liberian people,” the Commerce and Industry Minister told the gathering.
Written by Jacob N.B Parley – Public Affairs Director