Vice President Boakai Says Liberia has not Fully Explored

Wednesday, 5th September 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberiaís Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says Liberia is a country that has not been fully explored and that the country still boasts of immense natural resources for a country of its size.

He welcomed well-meaning investors in the mining area, noting that ďAll these resources are nothing unless people with the technical know-how and willingness to take advantage of the opportunities come forward to exploit themĒ.

Vice President Boakai made the remarks yesterday, when a delegation from the England based Benny Steimitz Group Resources (BSGR) Limited, accompanied by Nimba County Senior Senator Prince Johnson, paid a courtesy call on him at his temporary office in Sinkor.

MediLab, a subsidiary of BSGR, sometime ago donated drugs worth US$21,000 to the Liberian government.

The Liberian Vice President however hoped that people who demonstrate willingness to invest in the country would help in the countryís reconstruction and development effort.

Briefing the Vice President earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of BSGR, Mark Kruitz  said his delegation was impressed and encouraged by what they have seen in Liberia.

He said his company specializes in projects that are defunct like the Bong Mining Company, and that hey were interested in operating the Bong Mining Company.

Mr. Kruitz said his company currently operates mining companies in Zambia, DR Congo, Sierra Leone, Guinea, as well as in Cosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Panama.

He added that his company was prepared to take risks and pledged his commitment to contribute to the rebuilding of Liberia.

Mr. Kruitz said apart from mining, BSGR  also deals in oil gas and renewable energy and does engineering design and construction.