By: Antoinette Sendolo
Liberia Iron, a Liberian owned resource development corporation, has donated LD$800,000.00 to the Liberian Entrepreneurs Trust in fulfilment of its corporate social responsibilities.
The amount donated will be used to build the capacities of small business owners in Montserrado and the country at large.
Presenting the check on behalf of Liberia Iron Limited, the Executive Chairman of Liberia Iron Limited, Mr. Nyekan Eboko, noted that in order to empower small business owners across the country, their capacities need to be built up and fully buttressed.
“We at Liberia Iron are totally committed to ensuring that Liberians are given the opportunity to become successful in their chosen businesses through the building of their capacities and other trainings necessary to carry them to the top,” Mr. Eboko stated.
The Executive Chairman of Liberia Iron is however calling on all Liberians to join his group as they help to advance the cause of Liberian economic empowerment.
The Liberia Iron was launched sometime last year as a Liberian-owned company pursuing exploration license for the Wologizi Mountain rage in Lofa County.
The people of Lofa County stand to benefit immensely from the Wologizi exploration particularly now that the company seeking exploration licence is an indigenous entity.
The Company’s strategic thrust is to provide economic empowerment to Liberians at all stages of the country’s socio-economic development.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Liberia Entrepreneurs Trust, Mr. Foumba Trawally, who received the donation on behalf of his team, expressed unbridled appreciation to Liberia Iron Limited and promised that he and his team will use the money donated for its true propose.
He added that the Liberian Entrepreneurs Trust was established to provide opportunities for Liberian-owned businesses in order to enable these businesses to fully participate in equity shareholding in a major mineral resource development company. This will enable them to reap the benefits of ownership in the productive assets of Liberia.
The Chairman noted that in order to accomplish the group’s objective, capacity building is a necessary requirement to increase the effectiveness of Liberian business organizations.