Cllr. Natu Oswald Tweh, president of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), has called on Liberian-owned businesses to embrace entrepreneurship in the country.
The LCC president stated this on Friday, September 17, when he dedicated the first state-of-the-art restaurant, known as Monsio’s Food and Liquid Joint, located on the Japan Freeway, formally the Somalia Drive, in Gardnersville, Montserrado County.
“Today, we are here to celebrate the opening of this facility and we welcome you to the Chamber of Commerce. I hope that they will join us in fostering a vibrant Liberian economy. The Chamber will continue to assist and encourage businesses in Liberia,” he said.
Monsio’s Food and Liquid Joint is owned and operated by two great and business-minded Liberians, Madam Cleopatra Wadell Cummings, and Caesar Teai. Cllr. Tweh, who is specialized in corporate taxation, corporate law, international business, and commercial transaction as well as litigation, lauded the founders for the confidence to establish a new business venture to buttress the growth of the country’s economy.
He further assured the establishment that, as president of the LCC, they are available to participate not only in opening new businesses but also in the relocation of businesses, renovation, and rebranding of businesses. Cllr. Tweh, however, encouraged other Liberian-owned businesses to gain the additional benefit of exposure to be a member and together they will promote the trade and business climate as well as a better place to live and operate a business.
“You all know that success doesn’t happen overnight, it takes a lot of planning, good ethics, hard work, perseverance and resilience. It will not always be as planned but it will have some difficulties. But we know that this business, especially through the proprietress, has the ability to achieve in uncertain circumstances,” he reminded them while cutting the ribbon to the restaurant facility.
Cllr. Tweh personally congratulated Madam Cummings for such initiative and assured her of the chamber’s support in her endeavour. He also used the occasion to bestow upon her the Chamber’s symbol of membership. For part, Madam Cummings, a co-owner of the restaurant, recounted her dream that led to the establishment of such a unique food center in that area.
According to her, over the years, people who wanted to get their desired food made their way to central Monrovia to find it. But now, the opening of this modern food center will enable them to make a quick stop instead of going to central Monrovia to get their desired food. Customers of Monsio’s Food and Liquid Joint will have the opportunity to enjoy wifi connectivity, as well as privileges to watch all international and local events on a gigantic wall-mounted flat-screen TV.
Meanwhile, the occasion was also graced by friends and relatives of the owners.