By Emmanuel TJ Kollie
The government of Liberia on Wednesday dedicated the newly renovated Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) offices on the Bushord Island in Monrovia.
At the dedication, President George Weah said, the state of the art headquarters is part of his Government’s commitment to ensuring that every public institution gets its own facility.
Pres. Weah said gone are those days when government spent huge finances to rent private buildings for government offices.
He furthered that public institutions having its own facilities is critical to reducing rental fees, which according to him could be diverted to building other infrastructures for the good of the country.
“We have a vision and a mission which is to address issues captured in the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD),’’ president Weah said.
He lauded the LPRC management for taking up initiatives to modernize its facility as his government remains committed to building a decent Liberia.
Speaking earlier, the Managing Director of LPRC, Madam Marie Urey Coleman, recommitted the institution’s commitment for the full actualization of the Government’s Pro poor agenda for prosperity and development.
She said since the birth of the LPRC the entity has remained a major contributor to the Liberian economy.
Madam Urey praised her predecessors for laying the foundation upon which she continues to thread on.
She said the dedication of the State-of-the-Art LPRC headquarters would not have been made possible if the former managing directors were not instrumental in the process.
The project was negotiated by former Managing Director Sumo Kupee and later initiated by the immediate boss of the entity Madam Pearson.
Constructed by Lutech Engineering company, the facility hosts thirty-four offices, and conference rooms among others.
It is expected that in the coming months President George Weah will dedicate a product storage terminal that is nearing completion at the compound of the LPRC.