The Concerned Liberian International Business Organization (COLINBO) has welcomed the recent appointment of its president, Mr. Fumba Trawally, by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as City Council Member.
According to a release signed by COLINBO assistant secretary general, Ms. Joyce N. Konnah, the preferment by President Sirleaf marked a new beginning in the political landscape of Liberia.
She described President Sirleaf’s decision as a mark of appreciation for Mr. Trawally’s numerous efforts aimed at promoting economic growth and human resource capacity building of the nation.
“I would like to say thank you, Madam Sirleaf, for the appointment. It is not an oversight because you remember COLINBO quite well, when we were invited to attend the Private Sector Conference held in Washington D.C. in 2007. The Conference enabled us to carry eight of our (COLINBO) members to participate, and it has given broader insight to our members about the Private Sector Development of our country,” she said.
The trip, Ms. Konnah recalled, also brought about the establishment of the RLJ-Kendeja Resort & Villas which today has provided jobs for many Liberians, in fulfillment of the government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).
Madam Sirleaf also recognized the newly appointed city council member Mr. Trawally, as the businessman of the year in her recent State of the Union address, Ms. Konnah said.
The good gesture of the government has opened doors for national, international and cross border trade with countries far and near.
“Today Liberian businesses can now boast of trading in America, China, Turkey, Libya and neighboring countries which in the past were not available,” Ms. Konnah noted.
She said all of these good things are happening to Liberian businesses because of the effort of the Liberian government to empower Liberians through self-initiative.
The group commended all health workers and international partners for their relentless effort shown in the fight against the killer Ebola disease.
The group is calling on members of the Legislature to confirm Mr. Trawally’s appointment, noting that his appointment to the Paynesville City Council is realistic because he has invested in the only toiletries factory in the country.
The initiative according to Ms. Konnah, has helped to provide job opportunities for the people of Paynesville.
“We are committed to doing more in order to see the development of the City of Paynesville,” Ms. Konnah declared.