NIC Boss Predicts More Investments for Liberia

By: Obadiah Karnah, II

Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted August 23, 2006


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.

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