The long awaited 14- Gobachop market in Omega community, Paynesville has been dedicated and turn over to the Paynesville City Corporation as conflict breeds amongst marketers.
In the present of jubilant crowd of marketers, government officials, International Partners, the media and community dwellers the ceremony was spectacular as top musicians in Liberia were invited to spice up the occasion.
The market structure has over 3000 selling spaces, offices, bathrooms,warehouses, car parking, electricity for better business transactions as compared to most market facilities in the country.
Due to confusion amongst the marketers leadership, President George Weah turned over the building to the Paynesville City Corporation for care taking until peace amongst the marketers.
The newly market structure is to ease the tension of inadequate market space at the red-light Gobachop and the free flow of business, traffic between markets and buyers.
Expressing thanks and appreciation to the government of Japan, President Weah advised that the structure be kept clean and safe.
Mr.Weah added that, the market structure is a dream come true because it wasn’t a promised he just made but, a promised kept to Liberian especially the Liberian marketers.
The Liberian Leader appealed for peace among the marketers especially the leadership, stressing, unity will keep the association and business going forward.
The Liberian President said, the structure is very good for both the dry and rainy season and government will continue to build more market structures for economic growth.
Mr Weah appealed that politic will not be enough for development but rather working together to build Africa oldest independent nation is the best way.
Representing the government and people of Japan, the Embassy Liaison Officer, Yancon-Dargbe Nimely said, the people of Japan celebrate with Liberians for their new market structure, citing that Japan contributed an amount of three million eight hundred and four thousand, six hundred and fifty United States dollars towards the project.
He said it is Japan way of helping twenty-one thousand marketers and petty traders in Liberia.
Mr Nimely noted that the support was Japan contribution to human security and decent place for business.
He admitted that the new market structure is well equipped for business and expressed Japan continued support to Liberia.