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– Commerce Minister
The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel Addy, has told Liberians that no amount of donor support can help transform Liberia, but Liberian themselves.“We should learn to develop our country,” he noted, emphasizing the need to improve more on work and resident permits.

He expressed the belief that if that is done, it would help to strengthen the growth of the country. Speaking Wednesday, July 27 at the launch of the Liberia Export Strategy on Tourism, at Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor, the Commerce and Industry Minister also noted that tourism was one of the significant economic attractions because it helps to create job opportunities for youth in Liberia.

The Minister also used the occasion to suggest that those who have PHD’s, as well as MA’s among other, and are possessive with arrogance and disrespect in Liberia, should go to another country because Liberia doesn’t really need them.

According to him, as a result of the ‘spirit of envy and jealousy many individuals were undermining others currently in positions previously occupied by them, describing such persons as wicked and unpatriotic.

“Cassava leaf is not for goat alone; in fact, fly was living before dog ear cut,” he quoted two Liberian adages, admonishing the youth of Liberia to be focused on their educational endeavor because there was a brighter future after their educational sojourn.

At the same, Minister Addy has stressed the need for Liberians to ensure national commitment to their country, noting that with such mind-set, it would help to foster the growth and development of their country.

Addressing participants at the launch of the Liberia Export Strategy on Tourism at Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor on Wednesday, Minister Addy indicated that as the vessel of commitment to transformation was continuing, urging more individuals to join such vessel to help develop Liberia.

“If you are out of the vessel for transformation, then shut up,” Minister Addy added. The ceremony brought together several local and international dignitaries, whose collaborative efforts helped to make the program successful.

By: Zee Roberts-Edited by George Barpeen

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