Vice President Joseph Boakai Calls on Liberians to Strive for Technological Advancement

Saturday, 3rd March 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberiaís Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai has stressed the need for Liberians to strive for technological advancement to put their country on par with other more advanced third world nations.

He said Liberia is lagging far behind other developing nations due to the protracted civil conflict and needs to redouble its efforts to catch up with these countries.

Vice President Boakai made the observation Wednesday when he toured facilities of the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) on Lynch Street.

He hoped negotiations being entered into to resuscitate this once vital entity would be in the best interest of the nation.

Earlier in an interview, Liberia Telecommunications Corporation acting Managing Director Nat Kelvin guided Vice President Boakai on a tour of LTCís facilities, including the new equipment installed by the Chinese Company ZTE which is planning to take over the entity.

Mr. Kelvin said the agreement entered into with ZTE during the transitional period is being reviewed under the Unity Party led Governmentís policy if ensuring transparency and putting the national interest first in all investment agreements.