The president of the
Delivering the keynote address at the induction ceremony of the
Kemayah said the need for government to move from mere pronouncements and lip services to an integrated action in the support for the empowerment of Liberian-owned businesses can't be overemphasized.
This, he said, can only be possible if government, which is overseeing the reform policy agenda, sees the need to prioritize the empowerment of Liberian-owned businesses as one of the top national agenda.
Kemayah disclosed that President
But the PRS, he added, turned out to be a segmented and disintegrated intervention for the business community.
"What [has] happened to the plan of creating Liberian millionaires within the business community during this administration? How many of these millionaires have been created as we speak, especially so, as this government is going towards the end of its second term?
"How much of the expenditure of this government was used on Liberian-owned businesses for the procurement of goods and services since this government came to power? Or was it a plan to create government-millionaires through taxpayers' money instead of creating millionaires from the business community? If that is the case, then it is troubling and saddened.
"How much of the expenditure of this government was used on foreign-related businesses for the procurement of goods and services since this government came to power? The answers to these questions will go a long way in helping government to be able to give more priority and do a little more towards empowering Liberian-owned businesses," he asked.
Kemayah, however, admitted that
He then recommended key points as what, he believes,will enhance the growth and development of Liberian-owned businesses yea the economy.
"1. That the leadership being inducted into office today should endeavor to adapt the principles of good governance and [should] work as a team. 2. That in furtherance of the Liberianization Policy, President
"4. That the government should review all its business-related laws and amend portions that are not in the interest of empowering Liberian-owned businesses. 5. That Acemdal should ensure the decentralization of its organization as
"That the management of Cemenco should use Acemdal as the channel for the sale of Cemenco-produced cement in
"As we are quite aware that some time back, government made a pronouncement that it was selling its component of the shares[in Cemenco] to citizens. With the direct contact and what you are doing, I think it is prudent that this be done [given to you]. This will serve as a good trust fund for the association.
"That Acemdal join our campaign for an economic revolution in
"This economic empowerment of the Liberian people will no doubt serve as a bedrock for the sustainability of genuine reconciliation, peace, stability and economic growth and development in
Delivering his inaugural address on the theme, Chairman
Moore said his administration's prime focus will be on how to provide more training in business management and structural marketing practices with Cemenco their facilitator and or sponsor.
Contractual agreements, he added, will be revisited to ensure that they are balanced for the good of all.
Moore then called on the
"We want to call on CBL,
"We can assure you, Mr. Kemayah and your friend--His Honor, Dr.
In consultation with the leadership, Moore constituted an advisory board by naming Richard B. Dapaye, whom he defeated, as chairman.
Others were Mayanma Dukuly-Konneh, co-chairperson; Patrick Komoyan, secretary-general and
A minute of silence was observed in memory of all members, especially former Cemenco sales assistant
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