Alex M. Lansana, the general manager of TSMO Premier Shopping Mall in Mamba Point, has called on his fellow countrymen to invest in the country because of the favorable business climate.
Mr. Lansana, who spoke on Wednesday in an exclusive interview at his office in Monrovia, said the TSMO investment in the country is a clear indication that there are some Liberians who are willing to change the Liberian business story for the better.
Though the commercial complex is expected to be officially opened to the public by early January 2018, he said Liberians should realize that investing in their country is creating jobs for their own people, as well as reducing poverty.
He said the current investment is going to be the biggest post-election commercial complex that will provide employment opportunities to more than 100 Liberians in different areas.
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Mr. Lansana, who put the investment at US$8.6 million, said the superstructure consists of five floors with state-of-the-art entertainment facilities, including a coffee shop, superstore, cinema, children's playground, pharmacy and fast food centers that are located on the upper deck of the complex.
"TSMO has introduced new technology and material for building quality and affordable structures using modern methods of prefabricated walls, fixtures and furniture, and will seek to work with the government, international and local companies to develop a different and more improved class of buildings for residential, administrative, commercial and industrial uses," he said.
He noted further that the facility will add impetus to the country's economy and will provide the opportunity for other investors to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country.
It may be recalled that on Friday, September 22, 2017, the "first of its kind cinema" opened its doors to movie lovers. The cinema, which is on the third floor of mall, is Liberia's first postwar standard cinema with two fully air-conditioned theaters, each having one hundred and eighteen comfy seats fitted with cup holders.
The rows have lighted numbers along the steps, just at the entry point, so latecomers can easily find their seats or incoming dates join their partners. There are a giant size screens and seven fully horn-loaded sub-woofer speakers mounted around each hall for the grandest of auditions.