The president of the Liberian Business Association (LIBA), Mr. Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, said once there is no economic peace and security for Liberian business people, especially those engaged in small businesses, the much publicized Vision 2030 and the Agenda for Transformation (AfT) will not achieve their goals.
Kemayah said that he was frustrated over the idea that the government continues to speak of Vision 2030 and nothing is being done to empower Liberian owned businesses around the country.
According to him, “It is saddening and unfortunate to see owners of small and medium sized enterprises struggling in our emerging economy just to make ‘ends meet’ for their families while government keeps speaking of Vision 2030,” which he said is not been implemented.
The president of LIBA made the statement recently when he identifies with over 500 children at his Paynesville resident during the festive seasons.
Mr. Kemayah also added that if the Government’s “Vision 2030” must work in this country, the Government must see the need to empower “our Liberian-own businesses.”
He stressed that if the government cannot empower Liberian-owned businesses, it go away with the idea of Vision 2030, the year that the Liberian Government thinks that most Liberians would have been in the middle class.
LIBA president suggested that the Government needed to look at this vision 2030 very carefully in this country, because the people are suffering.”
Mr. Kemayah used the occasion to also call on the Government to look at the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) laws, which, according to him, prevents Liberians from getting access to contracts or loans.