Liberia Remains Opened To Investment, Says Commerce Minister, Wilson Tarpeh

Liberia’s Commerce Minister Prof.Wilson Tarpeh

BUCHANAN|LIBERIA:-The Liberian Government is assuring national and international investors that the Country will remain opened for investment.

The statement was made last week, April 23,2018, by Commerce and Industry Minister, Wilson Tarpeh, when he proxy for President George Weah at the opening of the Grand Bassa County Trade and Investment Conference in Buchanan.

Minister Tarpeh said:” Liberia possesses the three cardinal components of investment, including rule of law, stability and readiness to provide an enabling environment for investment.”

He told the gathering that Grand Bassa County is strategically situated in terms of investment in all sectors, as it has played meaningful roles in the growth and development of the Country.

The Commerce and Industry Minister also said for the last forty years, the County has been responsible for producing close to 39-percent of Liberia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), adding that the county has been in the lead for positive development in the country.

He called on the investors to bring on board Liberians as a means of providing strategic security and stability in their investment.

For his part, Grand Bassa County Senator and organizer of the Trade and Investment Conference, Jonathan Kaipay, said the discussion is aimed at show-casing the investment potentials of the County and Liberia at large in the areas of mining, forestry, tourism, energy, general agriculture, among others.

He assured the investors that under the Government’s Pro-Poor Agenda, Grand Bassa County was ready for developments.

Senator Kaipay also said more than ten international companies, representing over 40 international delegates from America, Spain, Norway, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Kenya are currently attending the conference.

The trade conference is being sponsored by Orange Liberia, Arcelor Mittal, Equatorial Palm Oil, Hotel Buchanan, Farmington Hotel, among others.

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