MONROVIA, July 14 (LINA) – Commerce Minister Axel Addy has challenged Liberian businesses to be committed to the transformation taking place in the country’s business sector.
He said Liberia would be transformed only when Liberians decide to compete with their foreign counterparts in the business sector of the country.
Minister Addy made the statement over the weekend when he officially opened the Aminata Gas Station on 17th Street in Sinkor after a major renovation of the station to meet international standard.
He indicated that the renovation of the Liberian gas station symbolizes that Liberians have the capacity to compete with foreign investors operating in the country, noting that this is commendable for the business community.
Addy pointed out that the standardization of gas stations in the country will not be compromised because these filling stations are located in residential areas, and hence they have to be maintained to international standards.
The Commerce Minister said the transformation of Liberia for the better will depend on the private sector and the commitment of Liberian businesses across the nation.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the Aminata and Son Incorporated, Siaka Toure, has stressed the need for Liberians to be determined to compete with their foreign counterparts in the business community, noting that they should not expect government to take businesses from foreign investors in the country.
Toure stressed that Liberians should not hide behind their citizenship and expect Government to suppress foreign investors from venturing into other businesses in the country.