DHL Delegation Calls on Vice President Boakai

Monday, 16th November 2009
Vice President Boakai and members of the delegation.
Vice President Boakai and members of the delegation.
Photo Credit: Office of the Vice President
Monrovia, Liberia - A DHL international delegation which is in the country on an assessment visit, on Monday paid a courtesy call on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at his Capitol Building office.
The delegation, headed by Mr. Philippe Couchman, DHL Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, is in the country to hold series of discussions with relevant stakeholders on how to assist post-war Liberia and expand its investment in Liberia.   
In remarks during the ensuing discussions, Vice President Boakai commended DHL for investing and staying in Liberia even in the difficult days of the civil conflict.
Vice President Boakai said the Liberian government cherishes its relations with DHL and hoped they would be further strengthened.
He assured the DHL delegation that the Liberian government would always encourage partners to engage activities that would help improve the lives of the Liberian people.  
Briefing the Vice President earlier, Mr. Couchman said his delegation was in the country to assess the business climate and see how they can make some investments to make things better in the post-war country.
He regretted the impact of the global economic recession on Liberia, and said he wants DHL to further expand its cooperation with the government.
Mr. Couchman disclosed plans by his company to engage in community services, including donating computers to school children. Mr. Couchman said DHL international has a logistics team that moves shipments to disaster areas.
According to DHL Liberia Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Mr. Kenneth Bedell, the DHL delegation on Monday also visited the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications where they discussed possible contribution to the National Postal Address System, which aims to facilitate the house-to-house delivery of mail.
The DHL team which also comprises the Chief Financial Officer of Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr. Paul Salter; West Africa Area Manager , Mr. Patrick Assi and outgoing Liberia Country Manager, Mr. Kenneth Anga, departs the country on Tuesday, November 16.