The President for the Community Based Enterprises of Liberia (CBE) Alphonso Kamara, says lack of logistical support is a major challenge faced by his institution.
Speaking at the official launch of the National Association of Community Based Enterprises or NACOBEs over the weekend at the Monrovia City Hall, Kamara said logistics has always been a major problem for his institution, particularly in clearing waste materials from various communities, street corners and other parts of the country, which he said, are too many for wheelbarrows to carry.
He noted that due to the lack of adequate equipment, CBEs workers are experiencing serious problem in getting salaries, which are not sufficient to get medical attention.
He said people in various communities are not paying for services on time and because of the delay, they are not getting what they deserved.
The CBEs president also pointed out that due to services provided, the Monrovia City Corporation will also benefit from a new program organized by an entity called the Monrovia City Program, to appreciate entities for their hard work and effort.
Mr. Frank Krah, who served as guest speaker during the program, commended the CBEs for creating employment opportunities for jobless Liberians to help them take care of themselves and their families.
Mr. Krah urged the CBE management to work harder in order to create a good working space and platform for a voice to engage all sectors, including government, MCC and financial institutions to build the strength of the organization.
He added that in order for the country and enterprises to move forward, Liberians should look at the good example of CBEs because he (Frank Krah) believes it serves as sources of inspiration for all Liberian institutions.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kamara has called on workers and staff of his organization to hold together, stressing that if they were united, no matter the delay of salary or other problems, the entity will stand tall, while calling on government, financial institutions and community dwellers to support the institution.
By Rewina Juduh