Vice President Joseph Boakai Says Government Commited to Moving Liberia Forward

Thursday, 8th February 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N.Boakai has reiterated the Unity Party led government’s commitment to moving war torn Liberia to higher heights.

The Vice President emphasized that the government headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was committed to doing things right, and was therefore trying to put in place mechanisms that would attract well-meaning investors.

He added that government was willing to create opportunities for well meaning partners, and would welcome individuals and groups that want to work with the government in accomplishing this lofty goal.

Vice President Boakai was speaking Wednesday when a group of investors from the Toronto based LPAC Company, accompanied by National Investment Commission official Amin Modad, paid a courtesy call on him at his Sinkor office.

Vice President Boakai said Liberians have for a long time been looking forward to Canadian investments, because of what he called Canadians’ seriousness of purpose.

He said Liberians were starting from scratch, and hence that there were many untapped  opportunities in the country.

Briefing the Vice President earlier, the President of LPAC, Mr. Joel Strickland said his company was interested in investing in the mining, logging, water purification and electricity sectors.

He said LPAK was also interested in processing and packaging both for local consumption and for export to other ECOWAS countries.

He said he wants his firm to be the gateway to Canada for both the government and Liberian entrepreneurs, adding, “We can bring management, capital and all kinds of values from Canada”.