The Chairman of National Investment Commission (NIC), Richard V. Tolbert,
has disclosed that more investors are willing and prepared to invest in
Liberia’s postwar economy.
Speaking to FORUM recently at the NIC Headquarters in Sinkor, Mr. Tolbert
said his concentration now is how to put the commission on an international
footing to attract more investors to invest in the county to create more
job opportunities for war- affected Liberians yearning for quick employment.
He pointed out that under the “one stop one shop” policy of
the commission, they at the commission will encourage international investors
to come to the country to assist the Liberian business community to rebuild
the country following a senseless war that has devastated the entire country.
The NIC boss admonished every Liberian to work side-by-side with the first
female President in an effort to bring total peace and reconciliation wherein
the postwar leader will not do it alone but with the cooperation of everyone.
Commenting on his achievements at the commission, Mr. Tolbert named the
recent visit to the country of a 150 man- trade delegation, the one million
United States dollars brought in the country from the African Development
Foundation, the visit to the country of some billionaires and the visit
of Miss Iyabo Obasanjo, daughter of Nigerian President last week to Monrovia.
Other area he also mentioned is the raising of one million dollars at LBDI
with emphasis on Liberian business as part of his achievements since he
took over the commission few months ago.
The NIC boss has at the same time assured the Liberian people of his commitment
to bringing transparency and accountability as well as creating better working
conditions for the employees at the commission.