LPRC Honors Liberian Importers

The Liberia Petroleum Refining Company has honored two petroleum companies, Aminata& Sons and Srimex for meeting their agreed importation target for 2014. Aminata& Son honored as the highest Liberian Importer while Srimex received the second highest Liberian importer award.

The honors were bestowed on the two Liberian entities during program that marked the annual Retirement and Honoring Program held recently at the Paynesville City Hall.

Presenting separate certificates to heads of the Institutions, Acting Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Charles D. Sherman praised the Aminata& Son and Srimex for demonstrating their respective abilities of proving petroleum products on the Liberian market. “These companies have proven that LPRC policy on the Liberianization of the downstream petroleum sector is one of the surest way of empowering Liberian entrepreneurs take over their economy” Mr. Charles D. Sherman emphasized.

In remarks, Mr. SiakaToure, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aminata& Sons and Mr. Musa Bality of Srimix thanked the management of the Liberian Petroleum Refining Company for the recognition and honor.

In separate statements, the two Liberian Oil giants praised President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf and the Government of Liberia for the enabling environment created to empower Liberian entrepreneurs. Both Toure and Bility called on Liberian Businesses to be resolute in taking over their economy by demonstrating sincerity.

For other honors, Wilrusha Fernandez, the Assistant Manager for Project was vetted and honored as the “Assistant Manager of the Year” for the crucial role she played in the launched and implementation of the Leadership Development Program (LDP).

The Leadership Development Program is intended to expose high performance employees to standardized petroleum management and oil depot training for possible future managerial leadership in the company.

Under her stewardship, four employees were recruited and sent to various universities in Europe and America; two of which have returned and currently contributing to the growth of the company.

Similarly, Wennie A. T. Massouquoi, the company site clinic nurse was honored and certificated as “Employee of the Year” for going beyond the call of duty especially during the outbreak and upsurge of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). “Wennie is remembered for leading the LPRC Ebola awareness and prevention in several communities in Liberia” the soft spoken Acting DMD/ O remarked.

The LPRC Retirement and Honoring Program is an annual event that shows gratitude and appreciation to employees who have reached retirement either by age or tenure; and other individuals and institutions that imparted the performance of the company. Sixteen employees were retired during the program including the former Deputy Managing Director for Operations, Aaron J. Wheagar.