25 March 2014

Liberia: VP in Malaysia - Reiterates Investments Must Have Meaning

Kuala Lumpur — Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai says he will continue to set out on a crusade to fetch those investments and partnership opportunities that will deliver positive life changing conditions to the people of Liberia.

The Vice President asserted that he takes great pride in exploring for more information and good engagement that will yield benefits for both the investor and the people of Liberia. Vice President Boakai was speaking Sunday at a welcome dinner hosted in his honor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Sime Darby.

He said he and his delegation were in Malaysia to compare notes on how best Sime Darby's investment in the oil palm industry can be of greater meaning and long term benefit to communities in the operational areas of Sime Darby as well as the people of Liberia.

He lauded the company for the scholarship award that was held in Monrovia in 2013, according to a dispatch from the Vice Presidential Press Secretary, George Saah, in Kuala Lumpur.

The Vice President's delegation includes the Managing Director of the National Port Authority and two Liberian Business men and one Business woman and the Executive Director of the Group of 77 Mrs. Kartumu Y. Boakai who has come to explore possibilities for possible collaboration with institutions with similar programs, the Vice President's Chief of Staff Samuel A. Stevquoah and Policy Advisor Anthony Kesselly.

Vice President Boakai is expected to meet with the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. Sime Darby is one of the world's top producer of oil palm; the oil palm industry accounts for over 20 billion dollars worldwide.

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