One of Liberia's top business tycoons, Attorney George B. Kailondo, has announced plan to boost his country's struggling airline industry. Atty. Kailondo, who is the head of the Kailondo Petroleum (KP), Kailondo Filling Stations, further announced that, "Come this 2016, we will have Air Monrovia. We will have two jets. It will come to pass at the end of June of this 2016."
According to Atty. Kailondo, his plan to invest in his country's struggling airline industry is intended to further advance his businesses as well as to buttress the development agenda of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Atty. Kailondo paid special tribute to President Johnson-Sirleaf for empowering Liberian businesses, describing her as a great leader. He mentioned that the new investment is also intended to provide jobs for his compatriots, many of whom, are jobless.
He made the announcement on Friday, January 1, 2016 when he spoke at the Service of Thanksgiving & Dedication marking the official opening of his Dream House, which is situated at the Roberts-field High-Way after the Barracuda's Marine Club.
The program was attended by several dignitaries including Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, Representative Edwin M. Snowe, the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Aminata& Sons, Mr. SiakaToure, the President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Mr. Musa Bility, members of the clergy, family members, friends and well-wishers of Kailondo among others.
Speaking further, the prominent Liberian business thanked the Almighty God for making his dream a reality. He recalled that few years back, he had dreamed of building the Kailondo Castle, and by the Grace of God, his dream came to fruition.
" It is by God's Grace my dream has become a reality. It is not easy to do business in Liberia. There was a time, they said I was a rogue and armed robber, but I was never deterred by those castigations. I continue to work diligently and honestly for the enhancement of myself, my people and my country.
The sky is my limit," he pointed out amid tremendous applause from the audience. At the same time, the top Liberian business tycoon has encouraged his fellow Liberians to support Liberian businesses, adding, "what the Lebanese and other foreign nationals can do, Liberians can also do it and even go beyond. But the support is what we-Liberian businesses need."
Also during the program, the Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, Rev. Samuel B. Reeves, performed the prayer of dedication & Thanksgiving of the Kailondo's Castle. Rev. Reeves invoked God's blessings upon Atty. Kailondo's Dream House, his family and all of his undertakings.
He prayed for the Almighty God to always guide and protect Atty. Kailondo, who is also a Baptist.
Among other things, the acclaimed Baptist clergyman added that with God's guidance and protection, Kailondo can be assured of prosperity and success in his initiatives.
Meanwhile, the Kailondo's Dream House, which has been described by many as a modern castle, has two swimming pools, five speed boats including a yacht, a fleet of modern vehicles, chapel among others.