Veep Boakai Challenges Liberians

Tuesday, 30th January 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says it is the collective
responsibility of all Liberians to ensure that their country once again becomes economically viable.                                                        
He challenged Liberians in the business sector to track foreign investments so that the nation can once again regain its position as one of the economic giants of the West African sub-region.

Vice President Boakai noted that peace without economic sustainability is meaningless, and assured the Unity Party-led government’s commitment to creating opportunities for its citizens.

Vice President Boakai was speaking Tuesday when a delegation of Chinese investors, accompanied by educator Theresa Leigh-Sherman and Mr. Charles D. Sherman II of the West African Holding consultancy services, paid a courtesy call on him at his Sinkor office.

He reminded Liberians about the mammoth reconstruction challenge facing the government, and the need for Liberians to hold together to rebuild their country.

The Liberian Vice President assured the Chinese investors of government’s fullest protection, adding, “We want to encourage people from the friendly People’s Republic of China to come and do business in Liberia”.
He said China has helped Liberia in many ways, and hoped the bond of friendship existing between Liberia and China will endure.

In remarks, Mr. Yang Shaojun, President of the Beijing based Fushun Jinlai Mining Industry and Orint Group Corporation, expressed his desire to invest in Liberia’s mining industry.