The Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Mr. T. Nelson Williams was on last Monday honored during an elaborate program in the City of Buchanan amidst thousands of well wishers and friends. The honoring program which was organized by the FLASH POINT Newspaper made Mr. T. Nelson Williams the second personality to be honored since the founding of the paper seven years ago.
The first distinguished personality that was honored is the Monrovia Acting City Mayor, Mary Broh.
Mr. T. Nelson Williams was honored for his outstanding qualities as an administrator and a humanitarian over the years.
The occasion which took place in his home town of Buchanan City, precisely at the pavilion, commonly known as the Fair Ground attracted thousands from churches including the SDA Church, the Thankful Baptist Church, the St. Peters Catholic Church and the Effort Baptist Church among others. Traditional governors and various communities like the Ghanaian community, the Mandingo Community, Fula Community, students groups and many others were also in attendance.
At the program, several singing groups including the Mass Choir, the Thankful Baptist Church, United Baptist church, the Bassa Gospel King, Zon and the Bassa Gospel Queen, Choko entertained the huge crowd that attended with varied performances.
Speaking on behalf of the Traditional Governors who were in attendance in full, Mr. George Nah, head of the Governors Council said they were very proud of the achievements of their son and that they urged all others to emulate the good example of Honorable Williams.
Also speaking at the program was Dr. Levi Zangai, president of the Bassa Community College in Grand Bassa County. He said he was not surprised of the huge turnout of people at the honoring program and the decision of the FLASH POINT Newspaper to honor Mr. Williams, because according him Mr. Williams has given a lot of help to the Bassa Community College in the past.
Dr. Zangai mentioned scholarships for students at the college and other material assistance. He added that the administration, staff and students of the Bassa College also join FLASH POINT in honoring Mr. Williams.
For his part, the representative of the workers union at the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company highlighted all of the achievements made at the LPRC since the incumbency of Mr. Williams as Managing Director.
He emphasized increment in salaries and allowances and other benefits, like sending employees in foreign land to improve their various capacities through training. This he said has also lifted the image of the corporation to a higher level.