Liberia: Cllr. N. Oswald Tweh, Stakeholders Strive To Revive the Liberia Chamber of Commerce
MONROVIA – Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) President, Cllr. N. Oswald Tweh, has called for a renewed partnership with investors, and National Investment Commission (NIC) to help promote Liberian businesses.
Cllr. Tweh said the Chamber has started engagement with investors and local businesses in bringing value to the business sector.
Speaking at program marking a one-day business luncheon in Monrovia, Tweh raised the need for the LCC to creat a friendly environment for business.
“Your presence here today reminds me how important the Chamber of Commerce is in the Liberian business community and the international community, and we stand ready for a friendly sector,” Mr. Tweh said.
Cllr. Tweh recounted that the Chamber of Commerce is the oldest and most representative institution representing the diverse private sector comprising over 300 companies and business associations and dedicated to aiding the creation of enabling and conducive environment in Liberia for commerce industry, trade, and investment in the country.
Cllr. Tweh said in the past, the business luncheon was a regular feature of the Chamber of Commerce, which had a monthly luncheon attended by key individuals of government functionaries who spoke on diverse topical issues relating to commerce and industry and this initiative proved to be beneficiary to the business community and the new leadership of the chamber has decided to reactivate these formal luncheon programs.
He said as a primary representative of employers and the business community as well, it is the role of the chamber to organize events that create a platform for investors of the private sector to meet policymakers in government planning issues and propose that will yield a win-win situation for all.
According to him, presently, in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, they are in the process of jointly initiating a project for the employment of college graduates by Liberian businesses.
“We are in the final stage for this process and we want to thank the government of Liberia particularly the Ministry of Labor for this joint initiative. The chamber stands ready to support the government in whatsoever way,” Cllr. Tweh said.
Speaking earlier Lebanese Ambassador to Liberia, Henri Kastoum, is calling for strong support to the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, particularly the new leadership.
“We are needed because we consider the Liberia Chamber of Commerce as a key entity for any investment coming in the country. We will work together with the government, diplomatic corps, and the business community to make Liberia an attractive force for investment,” Mr. Kastoum said.