The Executive Council of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) has announced that its long-awaited elections are now slated for Monday, July 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. and will take place at the Chamber headquarters in Monrovia.
A statement under the signature of LCC Secretary General, Ms. SalaMartu Duncan, said only those who have paid their annual membership dues with a zero balance will be eligible to vote and/or contest for any of the positions.
Insiders informed the Daily Observer that two business executives, Wendell Addy and former Finance Minister Lusine Kamara, are the possible contenders for the LCC presidency.
The term for the 2018/2019 Executive Council will expire the first Monday of February, 2019, as prescribed by the By-Laws of the Chamber and agreed by the Executive Council on May 1, 2018.
Following several postponements of the electoral exercise due to a number of issues including the sudden death of former LCC president Cllr. David A. B. Jallah, the LCC Executive Council finally announced that the elections would take place after the late Cllr. Jallah had been laid to rest. The late Cllr. Jallah was interred on Saturday, June 16.
The LCC is Liberia’s oldest and most representative institution advocating the business interest of a very diverse private sector.
It is also the representative of employer’s under the tripartite arrangement with government and workers forming the other parties. The LCC has been an influential force in advocating for businesses in the country since 1951, representing over 300 top companies and business associations.
As a proud member of International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), International Labor Organization (ILO), Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FEWACCE), the LCC has global partnership and cooperation agreements, including the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON), The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Italafrica Chamber of Commerce.