Participant at the recent celebration of the 4th annual International Right to Know Day and Freedom of Information, have observed that Liberia’s Private sector initiatives could be enhanced, if only the Liberian government places more emphasis on entrepreneurship for its citizens.
They said post-war economic growth and development is perhaps on the forward march, because many Liberians were being encourage to go into private sector initiatives, thus promoting the “Made –in- Liberia “concept.
Participant interviewed however lauded the Ministries of Commerce and Industry, Foreign Affairs, Finance Development Planning and National Social Security Welfare Corporation for establishing the “One stop shop” through the Liberia business Registry, which has over the year facilitated efforts for several Liberians to center into business ventures and industries.
This effort is also seem as an opportunity to discouraged dominance of aliens over our national economy, and especially for those businesses that are executively set aside for Liberians themselves.” But however stressed that’s government must develop “political will to protect its citizenry’s,” says Carolyn MyresZoduah.
Topic for the discussion was “Open Government Partnership and Action Plan and Launches of Freedom of Information: in Times of Crisis and Recovery. “
Madam Zoduah, head of Action for Genuine Democratic Alternative, challenged government to reframe “from lip services delivery to that of positive engagements as related to economic empowerment for its citizenry.
Participants however commended the Register General, Mr. Abul Kamara for his farsightedness in enhancing the work of Liberia Business Registry over the years.
The registry they observed, was to afford Liberians and foreign Businessman the opportunity as to when to have easy access and affordability to establish business ventures and Industries through investment promotion in Liberia.
When contacted for comment, Mr. Abul Kamara said he remains committed to serving the people of Liberia, most especially the business community. Write Joe Wollie