By Naomi Konneh, Student, UL Mass Communication Department
The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), Liberia Business Association (LIBA) and other stakeholders on February 19, 2019, hosted a round-table business and acquaintance discussion with executives of the American ‘National Black MBAs Association (NBMBAA) at a resort in Monrovia on how best both can collaborate to enhance their respective services that would benefit their two countries, a release has said.
According to the release, the 10-person delegation headed by Liberia’s Honorary Consul General to Washington, Cynthia Lynn Blandford and the president of the National Black MBAs Association, Jesse J. Tyson, in separate remarks, expressed thanks and appreciation to the Liberian business stakeholders for the gathering and assured of possible collaboration.
They further said that their visit to Liberia and Ghana is aimed at interacting with the state actors on how both can collaborative to work together in the growth and development of their respective institutions, and also scout out the possibility of establishing a genuine relationship in their sector.
The President of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), J. Wendell Addy, who spoke on behalf of the Liberian state actors, expressed thanks and appreciation of the visit of the American business executives for coming to Liberia, noting that their visit would help to bring rewarding results to the country.
Reflecting on the many contributions Liberia has made, much of the international community, making specific reference of Africa, bragged that Liberia was on the forefront for the liberation of some countries on the continent, particularly the liberation of Ethiopia.
Some members of the delegation included Henry J. Turner MBA, Small Business development Specialist; London McCloud, President, Click and Learn; Bruce Thompson, Vice President, Arconic; Michelle D. Jackson, Senior Occupancy Planner, US ARM-Jones Lang LaSalle American Incorporated.
The discussion was climaxed with a sumptuous lunch, including Liberian and western food was served as the visitors enjoyed their meal and at the same time, chatting with their Liberian counterparts.