By Victor C. Hanson, Jr
The president of the Liberian Business Association (LIBA) Dee-Maxwell S. KemayahSr, over the weekend spoke strongly on the empowerment of Liberian businesses to help in the country’s rebuilding process.
LIBA Boss Kemayah who spoke at the Surprise Welcoming Ceremony and Thanksgiving Service of his graduation that was held at the Kemayah’s residence in Paynesville said the Ebola outbreak in the country has caused serious stigmatization on Liberians traveling to other countries. “I experienced tough time while traveling to obtain my maters degree in Uganda, East Africa, ”Mr. Kemayah stated.
He said if one does not think positively and keeps doing the same old things he or she will continue getting the same old result.
Mr. Kemayah stated that the Ebola crisis should not be defined as to where the country is today.
He asked, “Who can you take risk for if you cannot take risk for your own citizens? Every Liberian should not take their current situation as the end of everything because there is always a change”.
Mr. Kemayah said with hope and fervent effort, Liberians can see a brand new day. “God will send someone to take this country on a positive forward-march so that we can see the goodness of the country. It takes one Liberian to make that a reality,” Kemayah intimated.
He asserted that he is of the strongest conviction that economic empowerment is the way forward for every Liberian.
For his part the Central Bank Governor, Dr. Mills Jones, said he considers Mr. Kemayah’s idea as brilliant because it is something to inspire every Liberian during this time when the country is faced with the Ebola epidemic.
Mr. Jones said, “Every Liberian will like to see the private sector move forward. To eradicate poverty every Liberian must be a part because everyone has a part to protect”.
He said that Liberians must take the stance to see the country takes different or positive path. “We are the ones to build it,” he concluded.
Also making remarks at the ceremony, the Vice President of LIBA, David Sembeh said Mr. Kemayah has contributed a lot to LIBA and is still contributing.
Mr. Sembeh mentioned that the Association has been a “sleeping giant” but since the leadership of Mr. Kemayah, LIBA has taken positive approaches.
He concluded that every member of LIBA appreciates the idea of its president, Kemayah and vows to always work collaboratively for the eternal progress of LIBA.