The Inquirer (Monrovia)

18 January 2013

Liberia: LIBA Prexy Calls for Economic Revolution

The President of the Liberian Business Association(LIBA) Mr. Dee-Maxwell Kemayah has called for an economic revolution in Liberia. The LIBA President said this will not only improve the lives of Liberians but will ensure that peace, unity, reconciliation and stability be sustained in the country.

Speaking Wednesday when he was honored by the Progressive Alliance Movement of Liberia for his outstanding services and demonstrating commitment to LIBA, Mr. Kemayah said it is about time that all Liberians put the interest of the larger society above all others.

He said no outsiders can build Liberia except Liberians themselves, as such, it is important to prioritize the development of the country and its people.

The LIBA President noted that the award given him is a motivation and an inspiration to do more.

Flanked by his Vice President for Administration and Secretary General, Mr. S. Osiboi Yahmia and Leelai Kpukuyou as well as Mr. Kamara Watson, Mr. Kemayah said the leadership of LIBA will continue to work in the interest of all Liberians in the private sector and ensure that they are protected under the laws of the country.

Mr. Kemayah used the occasion to dedicate the award to the leadership and executives of LIBA as well as the Central Bank of Liberia(CBL) for providing him the continued support.

He said the gains being made by the current LIBA leadership are not ones only attributed to him but to those individuals and institutions that have continue to exert their time and efforts to ensure the success of the association.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Progressive Alliance Movement of Liberia Mamadee Keita said Mr. Kemayah was recognized based on his numerous achievements as president of LIBA for little over a year.

Mr. Keita named the massive on-going decentralization of the association across the country, the viability of LIBA and capacity building initiatives for members and staff among others as some of the reasons for the honor.

He said since the incumbency of the new LIBA leadership led by Mr. Kemayah, the association has taken a dramatic turn in its scope of operations as a national association of business people.

Mr. Keita recounted the relocation LIBA to its own head offices of which he said had not happened in the history of the association.

He wants others in the private sector to emulate the good leadership style of the LIBA President so as to capacitate Liberians in the private sector.

The head of the Pro-democracy group noted that Mr. Kemayah has also introduced a system of good governance in the management of the association and that it was no other time than now to honor him for the job well done in a relatively short period.

Also speaking during the brief honoring program, LIBA Vice President for Administration and Secretary General Mr. S. Osiboi Yahmia and Madam Leelai Kpukuyou thanked the Progressive Alliance Movement of Liberia for the honor bestow upon Mr. Kemayah and the leadership of the Association.

Mr. Yahmia and Ms. Kpukuyou said the honor has strengthened their resolve to work more robustly in the interest of the Liberian Business Community.

They said Mr. Kemayah has indeed demonstrated a brilliant style of leadership that is worth commendation.

The two LIBA Executives promised to work cooperatively with Mr. Kemayah to transform the association and make it second to none in the country.

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