Six-man LICPA Delegation Calls on Vice President Boakai

Monday, 20th August 2007

Monrovia, Liberia - Liberiaís Vice President Joseph N. Boakai is challenging Liberians to assert themselves in all areas of human endeavor so that they can take full control of their destiny.

Speaking Monday when a six-man team from the Liberia Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA) paid a courtesy call on him, Vice President Boakai encouraged members of LICPA to continue to exhibit those standards that have made them to become internationally recognized.

 He observed that LICPA has over the years brought respect and credit to its country, adding that he was proud that Liberians could make efforts professionally to represent their country.

Vice President Boakai commended LICPA for hosting the just-ended conference of  Accounting Bodies of West Africa (ABWA),  noting that the more such conferences are held in post-war Liberia, the better the message goes out about the stability of the country.

The Liberian Vice President pledged governmentís fullest cooperation with LICPA in its strive to improve accounting standards in the country.

In remarks earlier, the President of LICPA, Mr. Francis B.S Johnson thanked Vice President Boakai for his support to LICPA.

Also speaking, LICPA Vice President and Executive Director, Mr. Sam Monbo informed Vice President Boakai that LICPA was enacted by law in 1933, but went dormant for several decades.

He said upon its reactivation in 1984, LICPA  became a full-fledged member of the Accounting Bodies of West Africa (ABWA).

Mr. Monbo said LICPA is a also member of many other international accounting bodies, and expressed satisfaction that LICPA members who have been seeking greener pastures abroad have begun returning home.