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Private sector keen in Liberia’s development

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Liberia’s Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah Jr., says private sector involvement is keen in the socio-economic development of Liberia, under the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.

Speaking on Tuesday, December 18, at a one-day Business Climate Stakeholders’ Forum held at Bella Casa Hotel in Monrovia, Minister Tweah stresses the involvement of the private sector will help the government to achieve its Pro–Poor Agenda.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Finance, he also emphasizes the need for robust collaborative efforts of both the private sector and government, working in a relationship to strengthen the business climate in the country, and how it could be improved for revenue boost and job creation.

Making remarks, World Bank Country Manager, Larisa Leshchenko, applauds the new leadership under the administration of President Dr. George Manneh Weah, for taking the initiative of establishing the business climate forum and pledges full support and commitment of the World Bank Country office, through a working relationship with the private sector to make it grow.

“Besides the World Bank, we will continue to support the Liberian government in its development drive with specific emphasis in the energy sector’’ she adds.

At the close of the forum, participants from across all sectors of the economy stress the need to identify binding constraints, challenges, while advancing recommendations for doing business in Liberia and how measures can be taken to address some of these concerns in order to drive and improve revenue collection.
The forum brought together the President of the Liberia Business Association, Business Climate Working Group consultants, members of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, Liberia Business Association and many others. Press Release

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