Vice President Boakai Pays Assessment Visits To the Omega and Coalfield Markets

Sunday, 4th November 2007

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai Saturday paid assessment visits to the Omega and Coalfield Markets near the commercial district of Red Light in Paynesville.

Vice President Boakai, accompanied by Justice Minister Philip Banks, Police Inspector General Beatrice Munah Sieh and the acting interim president of the Liberia Marketing Association Lusu Sloan, was greeted by hundreds of marketers  who came out to catch a glimpse of him.

At the Omega site where a makeshift market has already been constructed, the marketers presented the Vice President with the traditional welcome of kolanuts symbolizing purity of heart.

In remarks, the Liberian Vice President urged all citizens to cooperate and exercise patience with the Unity Party-led government as it strives to improve their lives.

He reminded the marketers that politics and business are incompatible, and hence that they should shy away from politics and concentrate on their business ventures.

“Leave the yo-yo and get together so that the government can help you,” the Vice President emphasized.

He told the marketers that government’s plan is to construct for them modern markets that will contain schools, clinics, toilets and other facilities.

“If you don’t live good lives, this will reflect on us,” Vice President  Boakai noted adding, “We want to make sure this city is built better than it ever was”.

Briefing the Vice President earlier, the Superintendent of the Omega market, Miatta Mass said Omega is ideally suited for marketing, and dismissed rumors that the area is flooded during the rainy season.

Also speaking, Mr. Christopher Kieh said he has contacted friends abroad who are willing to assist Liberian marketers engage in international business.