Buchanan: Local Business Man Wants Liberian Owned Businesses Empowered

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By: King Brown (Grand Bassa County Correspondent)

Buchanan City – A Liberian business guru is urging the government of Liberia to provide protection and financial empowerment to Liberian business owners .

According to Mr. Augustine Simah  such move will attract more people into the sector and create jobs, which will make several people self-reliance in the society .

Mr. SImah said, he has observed that the Coalition for Democratic Change government is downplaying local business people and prioritizing foreigners over them.

He said his comments are in reactions to a recent saga which witness the destruction of several structures owned by Liberian business in the area to make way for a foreigner to occupied and build on a parcel of land.

Mr. Simah noted, if the Liberian government wants the Country’s economy to be in the hands of it citizens, government needs to provide equal protection for all instead of only foreigners .

He and several others marketers of the Red-light market recently frowned over the decision of the Bassa Chapter of the Liberia Marketing Association to break down their Market tables and kitchens without relocating them and  give the land to Lebanese national who they claimed wants to build a cosmetic store.

He alleged that the Government has not given a typical Liberian the chance to occupy front view land to do large businesses, only because the government favors foreigners, something which he identifies as some factors linked to the shortage of the Liberian banknotes on the market.

“It is very sadden to Liberian businesses to know that every time we as typical Liberians will be under constrain  from our national and local leaders who supposed to provide protection for us as citizens, moving  us from our business places an give the land to foreigners for the same business purpose it is unfair” he noted.

According to him, the financial constraints and challenges confronting Liberias continue to go sky-high on a regular basis because the government is not providing the same protection and opportunity given to foreigners  to occupy front views and grant them loan to do large businesses but rather denying them.

“let the government provide us the same protection that is being provided to  foreigners and alien when it comes to loan, occupying front views land and several other opportunities to help reclaim our Country’s economy from the hands of those people” he added.

However, the President of the Bassa chapter of the Liberia Marketing Association Madam Cedy Titus, has denial all accusation levied against her and mentioned that she is not in the know of breaking down market tables and kitchens but Mr. Simah said it is untrue.

Madam Titus said before any action is taken in the market, is prudent enough that she is aware because she manages the day to day activities of marketers.

According to Madam Titus, she is not informed about the alleged breakdown of several market kitchens and tables at the red light market by some members of the Liberia Marketing Association.

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Buchanan City – A Liberian business guru is urging the government of Liberia to provide protection and financial empowerment to Liberian business owners.

According to Mr. Augustine Simah such move will attract more people into the sector and create job opportunities, which will make several people self-reliance in society.

Mr. Simah believes that the Weah-led government is downplaying local business people and prioritizing foreigners.

He said his comments are in reactions to a recent saga which witness the destruction of several structures owned by Liberian business in the area to make way for a foreigner to occupied and build on a parcel of land.

Mr. Simah noted, if the Liberian government wants the Country’s economy to be in the hands of its citizens, the government needs to provide equal protection for all instead of only foreigners.

He and several others marketers of the Red-light market recently frowned over the decision of the Bassa Chapter of the Liberia Marketing Association to break down their Market tables and kitchens without relocating them and give the land to Lebanese national who they claimed wants to build a cosmetic store.

He alleged that the Government has not given Liberians the chance to occupy front view land to do large businesses, only because the government favors foreigners, something which he identifies as some factors linked to the shortage of the Liberian banknotes on the market.

“It is very saddening to Liberian businesses to know that every time we as typical Liberians will be under constraining from our national and local leaders who supposed to protect us as citizens, moving us from our business places an give the land to foreigners for the same business purpose it is unfair” he noted.

According to him, the financial constraints and challenges confronting Liberia continue to go sky-high regularly because the government is not providing the same protection and opportunity given to foreigners to occupy front views and grant them a loan to do large businesses but rather denying them.

“let the government provide us the same protection that is being provided to foreigners and alien when it comes to a loan, occupying front views land and several other opportunities to help reclaim our Country’s economy from the hands of those people” he added.

However, the President of the Bassa chapter of the Liberia Marketing Association Madam Cedy Titus has denial all accusation levied against her and mentioned that she is not in the know of breaking down market tables and kitchens but Mr. Simah said it is untrue.

Madam Titus said before any action is taken in the market, is prudent enough that she is aware because she manages the day to day activities of marketers.

According to Madam Titus, she is not informed about the alleged breakdown of several market kitchens and tables at the red light market by some members of the Liberia Marketing Association.