LPRC Policy Encourages Liberians to Take over Economy

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The Liberia Petroleum Refinery Corporation is proud of its policy that has encouraged Liberian-owned businesses to deliver effectively to boost the national economy effort of the government, Acting Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Charles D. Sherman has said.

With particular references to Aminata & Sons and Srimex at the recent end-of-year honor party in Monrovia, Sherman said, "The two companies have proven that LPRC’s policy on the Liberianization of the downstream petroleum sector is one of the surest ways of empowering Liberian entrepreneurs take over the economy."

LPRC recently honored the two petroleum companies for meeting their agreed importation target for 2014. Aminata & Sons was honored as the highest Liberian Importer while Srimex received the second highest Liberian importer award.

Sherman commended the Aminata & Sons and Srimex for demonstrating their respective abilities of proving petroleum products on the Liberian market.

In remarks, Mr. Siaka Toure, president/CEO of Aminata & Sons and Mr. Musa Bility of Srimex thanked the management of LPRC for the recognition and honor and the Liberian government for the enabling environment created to empower Liberian entrepreneurs.

Others honored included Ms. Wilrusha Fernandez, as ‘Assistant Manager of the Year’ for the crucial role she played in the launching and implementation of the Leadership Development Program (LDP).

The LDP is intended to expose high performance employees to standardized petroleum management and oil depot training for possible future managerial leadership in the company. Under her stewardship, four employees were recruited and sent to various universities in Europe and America; two of which have returned and currently contributing to the growth of the company.

Also honored was Wennie A. T. Massouquoi, the company site clinic nurse and certificated as ‘Employee of the Year’ for going beyond the call of duty especially during the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

The LPRC Retirement and Honoring Program is an annual event that shows gratitude to employees who have reached retirement either by age or tenure; and other individuals and institutions that have impacted the performance of the company. Sixteen employees were retired during the program including the former Deputy Managing Director for Operations, Aaron J. Wheagar.

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