Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai urges citizens to get involved in agriculture and tourism in order to help create more employment opportunities in the country. VP Boakai says agriculture and tourism have the capacity to employ thousands of Liberians.
VP poke Wednesday at the start of a two-day forum, organized by the National Investment Commission (NIC), held at the Monrovia City Hall, stressing the need for Liberians to work towards ensuring food security by preserving foods that are produced in the country for the future.
However, Mr. Boakai has called on Liberians to continue their support to promoting the finance sector of the country to enhance its development and improvement.
Vice President Boakai added that the Government of Liberia was impressed with the holding of such forum in the country.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Natty B. Davis said the commission is making frantic efforts to improve the investment climate in Liberia. Davis disclosed that the NIC has created what he termed an enabling environment for a vibrant Leasing Sector to ensure the passage of a new commercial code in the country.
Davis said investment in the Leasing Sector will be beneficial not only to local entrepreneurs who would otherwise not have access to critical equipment, but will also deliver excellent returns to leasers and suppliers.
Meanwhile, the NIC Boss noted that the increase of interest, awareness and participation of all local and regional stakeholders in leasing business development is important to supporting widespread in financing leasing opportunities for private sector development in Liberia.
He explained that the two-day forum was intended to transform the “nascent leasing market” into an active market within the next few years by strengthening existing leasing structures and creating opportunities for investment in Liberia.