As part of measures to promote environmentally friendly products and reduce the consumption of charcoal, which contribute to deforestation amidst looming global warming, NP Liberia has commissioned the first postwar LPG -cooking gas plant in the country.
Performing the commissioning ceremony on Friday August 21, 2015, at the old Liberia Refining Company or LPRC’s compound in Gardnersville, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai praised NP for moving its investment here at a fast speed.
NP Liberia, before the commissioning of its LPG gas plant has also established itself in the fuel oil and gas industry in the country. It is currently the only petroleum product distributing company to establish such a plant here since the end of the war.
Prior to the commissioning of its plant, LPG products have either been refilled and imported from Ghana or elsewhere in the sub region. The imported LPG products had often than not left customers in doubts as to their full measurements. Many consumers of LPG gas have received this news as a welcoming development.
“As I look around, I can see the magnitude of investment that you have here, Vice President Boakai said as he cuts the ribbons to the new facilitate which has the capacity to store over 500 metric tons of LPG gas.
“And you know that it is not only going to bring employment benefit to the country, but also environmental benefits,” he continued.
The investment Boakai says is going to change the way of life of Liberians in so many ways-from cook pot use to an environmentally friendly product. He said Liberia was proud of the investment, and that the country looks forward to many more investments.
Mr. Boakai however congratulated all those who worked to make the investment possible, and cautioned those that will work there to take responsibility of making sure that the investment works to the benefit of the investor and also to them.
Mr. Boakai however assured the company that “we have a lot of good people here” who will work with diligence and commitment. The Liberian Vice President further assured NP that the “Liberian Government is committed to protecting investment … and to ensuring that as long as the laws of the country are respected … “your investment is protected” and that it will yield the desired benefits.
NP Liberia Managing Director Mr. Mohamed S. Kanu said the investment has the capacity to store 500 metric tons of cooking gas and that it also has the capacity to refine cooking gas from LPG road truck and to load into truck for distribution to any part of Liberia.
For his part NP Liberia Board Chair Francis A. Dennis said NP Liberia’s parent company – NP Sierra Leone has been a true mother to them, helping them with the resources including finance, to navigate to where they are today.
“Our performance in the petroleum sector has been satisfactory, notwithstanding, NP being the last player in the market,” he said. NP Sierra Leone Board Chair Mr. Mike Carrol congratulated the government and people of Liberia, saying success seems assured in NP Liberia investment. By Winston W. Parley -Edited by Othello B. Garblah