Monrovia - President George Manneh Weah, on Monday, February 5, 2018 met with a delegation of the Liberia Business Association (LIBA) in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the LIBA delegation congratulated President Weah on his inauguration as Liberia’s 24th President and expressed their commitment to working with his administration.
They applauded the President for taking the lead in listening to their plague.
The meeting was attended by several representatives from various sectors of Liberian business community including the Tailor’s Union; the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL); the Paynesville Business Association and Petty Traders.
The Association briefed the President on numerous challenges they faced, which according to them remain major setbacks to the progress and growth of Liberian-owned businesses; the high interest rate on loans and the lack of grace period as major obstacles to the growth of Liberian businesses.
They however expressed the need to empower them to ease the current stress Liberian-owned businesses are faced with.
Responding, President Weah thanked the Association for accepting his call and reassured them of his government’s continued support and commitment in making sure they succeed.
The President re-emphasized that Liberian businesses will prosper under his administration; that Liberians will no longer be spectators in their own economy and promised to meet with stakeholders who are connected to the business sectors of Liberia to ensure that Liberian businesses are developed.