In a strongly-worded press statement issued on Monday, SSF Entrepreneur Incorporated has out-rightly rejected claims—by what the entity calls ‘unscrupulous individuals—that the company has gone bankrupt.’
The statement added that claims by such individuals that the company can longer honor its contractual obligations and responsibilities are indeed far from the truth.
The SSF management further described the claims as containing no iota of truth and that such utterances are intended to damage the solid reputation of a company that has performed exceptionally, to the overall satisfaction of the Liberian Government, private entities and the Liberian people.
The statement further explained that SSF Entrepreneur, as a vibrant and result-oriented Liberian construction company, is indeed in good institutional and financial standing and has no plans of stopping or of closing down.
The press statement, signed by the SSF’s Communications and Public Relations Manager, Ahmed Sheriff, pointed out that the company remains committed to settling all liabilities the entity owes its legitimate clients in the country.
The statement also indicated that the company wonders how in the world it could possibly leave several lucrative, ongoing projects and close down when those projects are yet to be completed.
“The negative articles and stories in the local dailies about my company are just mere politics from some competitors who do not want to see us progress as a serious and focused local company,” C.E.O. Shawki Fawaz said.
“Over the years, the statement explained, the SSF Entrepreneur and the Liberian Government have had a very good relationship and at no point have we complained to any media house that government has refused to pay us for work completed or done,” Mr. Fawaz indicated.
The statement emphasized that the SSF Entrepreneur views such utterances and articles as part a ploy by detractors to affect the cordial relationship that exist between the construction company and Liberian Government.
The statement—on behalf of the SSF management—called on the general public to reject such negative articles and utterances as they are only chunks of misleading stories intended to tarnish the hard-earned reputation of the company.
“The company reiterated its dedication to the people and Government of Liberia to playing that pivotal role in the reconstruction of the country.”
It said that the company remains committed to the full completion of all ongoing projects contracted to the entity by the Liberian Government.
In closing, the statement declared that as a company that believes in the new Liberia, they would continue to invest in the country’s infrastructure sector as evidenced by their new asphalt, batching, (sic) and rock plants among others in the country.