At a well-attended program over the weekend, the National Petroleum (NP) Liberia Limited opened its US$2.5 million dollars headquarters in Congo Town.
During the program, NP Liberia Executive Director Kobi Walker says the company is here to support the government’s economic development and the people of Liberia, expressing its enduring determination to stay.
While dedicating the facility, Mr. Walker said the new NP Headquarters is just a structure that cannot give customer service, but notes that the company relies on its employees to infuse its vision and passion that guide the company’s work.
Mr. Walker further pointed out that the management of National Petroleum is extremely grateful to the Liberian government and the people of Liberia for creating the enabling atmosphere for such an investment.
He used the occasion to dispel a rumor that the National Petroleum is owned by some past and present government officials.
Mr. Walker states that the National Petroleum is the leading oil marketing company in Sierra Leone and it is exclusively owned by some 35 ordinary Sierra Leoneans that saw reason to come together to establish the company.
He boasts that NP is taking over West Africa, and calls on the Government of Liberia through the Liberia National Police (LNP) to speedily apprehend a former staff of the company that is allegedly on the run after stealing from the NP.
Representing the government of Liberia at opening program, Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh extends thanks and appreciation to the management of the National Petroleum for investing in Liberia and helping the government to achieve the Pro – Poor vision through job creation for Liberians.
Minister Tarpeh continues that the government of Liberia remains committed to creating the enabling environment for more investments in the Country.
He assures that government will continue to work with all investors to ensure good business atmosphere.According to him, government depends on the private sector to keep the economy booming.
The official opening program was graced by the banking sector, diplomatic missions, officials of government, the petroleum sector, National Petroleum Sierra Leone, National Petroleum Ivory Coast, and civic society organizations, among others.
By Ben P. Wesee –Edited by Winston W. Parley