National Petroleum (NP), a Sierra Leonean owned petroleum products dealer, has opened a filling station in Kakata, Margibi County.
The opening ceremony took place on Saturday, April 9 where the Managing Director, Mohammed S. Kanu, assured the people of Kakata that his company is there to stay.
“NP is here to stay and it is a privilege for Margibi County to have us here,” said Mr. Kanu.
The Sierra Leonean businessman reminded the people of Kakata that NP is a very small company from Sierra Leone.
“But what we have done here is how to challenge a giant as long as God is with us,” Kanu added.
He said that if David can challenge Goliath and defeat him, smaller companies can also challenge bigger ones and survive. He explained that NP met petroleum giants on the ground when it came to Liberia.
“We have lived by example and showed Liberian companies how to compete against bigger firms. What they need to do is not be everywhere, but they must occupy well before moving to another place and this is exactly what NP is doing here in Liberia,” he said.
“We have included cooking gas in our line of products on sale at various NP gas stations in Liberia at cheaper prices,” Kanu declared.
He urged Liberians to make use of the cooking gas that is sold at NP at very reasonable price.
“Cooking gas should be accessible to everybody in Liberia,” he said, “because it is easily accessible by the people in other West African countries, including Ghana and Ivory Coast, amongst others.”
He thanked the county authority and people of Kakata for giving NP an opportunity to provide services to their county.
Cutting the ribbon to the filling station, Deputy Managing Director for Operations at the Liberian Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Edwin Sarvice, thanked NP for choosing Kakata to invest.
He also assured NP that under the current administration of LPRC, they would create the level playing field for everybody can compete equally.
Mr. Sarvice then encouraged others to emulate the good example of NP.