A Liberian owned petrol and petroleum products company has been dedicated with the chief Executive Officer (CEO) assuring the establishing of more filling stations within the fifteen (15) sub-divisions of Liberia.
Making brief remarks at the dedicatory ceremony recently at his company's Head office, Mr. Abraham Kaybeah, CEO of Liberia Petroleum (LP), said his entity is determined to prove that Liberians can manage their economy through determination, hard work and confidence.
He said the aim of LP is to reach a 14 million. That is, a (14M) dollars massive investment in infrastructure, higher standards of customer services, innovation, and expansion into other 14 counties of the country.
The LP CEO thanked the government of Liberia for creating a positive and conducive environment for doing business in the country but did not forget to extend thanks to the First International Bank (FIB) and ECOBANK for their generous and enormous supports given LP over the years.
"The overriding vision of Liberia Petroleum Company", the CEO continued, "Is to increase its market share within the Petroleum industry", adding, "We strongly believe that we can achieve this goal."'
He noted that for the past 25 years, Liberian owned businesses in the area of petroleum trading has been an empty dream but the coming of the new millennium, Liberians, including the owners and proprietors of the LP are now set to prove this long standing pipe dream a reality.
Speaking further, Mr., Kaybeah said he was proud that the company was wholly Liberian owned, and has the ambition compete at the highest level in business, saying "We would like to call on the general public, Liberians and non-Liberians alike, to support us in this venture."
The CEO expressed the hope that they will forge a new image for Liberia and Liberians doing business and also believe that with the support of our people, we can succeed.
The LP boss then urged the Management of the Liberia Petroleum refining corporation (LPRC) to boost the Liberalization policy by strongly supporting the LP and other Liberian owned businesses.
Earlier, the General Manager of the LP, Mr. Varney T. Sherman, said LP has, for the last three years, had strong partnership with the Government of Liberia, other related offices and other petroleum importers.
Also at the ceremony, representatives from the Monrovia City Corporation, the Ministry of Commerce and the First International Bank, congratulated the management of the Liberia Petroleum and lauded them for their farsightedness. Something they said, was in the proper direction and at the appropriate time. They pledged their support to the LP.