Monrovia – Montserrado County District #12 Representative George B. Samah is urging the business community in the district to give job priority to people residing in the district.
Dr. Samah made the statement at the weekend when he met with cross section of district’s business leaders.
The lawmaker told them that upliftment of the district residents is not only the responsibility of the government but also that of businesses that operate in district.
“What we want from you is to help us give employment to our people. Help us to build more schools and clinics in district #12, so that our people will smile,” Rep. Samah noted.
The lawmaker said if residents from the district are employed by business institutions the numbers of street sellers would decrease rapidly.
“Look at our children, they are on the street selling cold water and our mothers who are supposed to be home preparing food for the family are also selling at various junctions in the district because of lack of employment from institutions and agencies in this district.
“We need strong people to change the dimension; the paradigm needs to be changed. It can’t only be changed by you,” Rep Samah.
Adding, “Government alone can’t do it all so, we are calling on all of you to come on board and serve our people with the best we have to offer.”
In separate remarks, business leaders, who attended the meeting applauded the lawmaker for the initiative."
"They assured him of their commitment in buttressing government’s effort in minimizing unemployment in the district.
“I can assure you my company will do everything possible to see good things come to this district,” S. Morris Johnson, Sales Manager of Harbel Supermarket, stated.
He further promised to take the message to his bosses assuring the Representative that his quest will be realized.
The chief executive officer of Garson Steel, Alfred B. King, expressed his company’s willingness to collaborate with the lawmaker to ensure that implementing the projects is achievable.
“If you provide the initiative for us to operate in, we are willing to work with you,” he added.
“We have friends, who are able to build clinic or school in this district, all we need is a portion of land once that is provided we are willing to construct a clinic or a school if that is what you people are in need of,” Mr. King stated.
Montserrado County District #12 is home to a lot of businesses as well as government and non-governmental institutions, including Harbel Supermarket, Garson Steel Factory, Teba Biscuit Factory, The National Transit Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, among others.
By Jaheim T. Tumu, FPA Contributor