|LMA Lauds Firestone For New Market|
|Published on April 30, 2009||Email To Friend Print Version
By: Roland Perry
The Superintendent of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), Harbel branch, has commanded the management of Firestone Liberia for the construction of a new market for the people of Harbel and its environs.
Marking the disclosure over the weekend, LMA superintendent Madam Esther P. Karsue described the gesture as very rewarding and will go a long way in improving the business sector of the area.
Madam Karsue said although marketers in the past opposed the relocation to the new market site, they have now begun to see “light in the darkness” and carrying on their businesses in a normal and peaceful environment, free from criminal activities.
The Harbel Market Supt. however appealed to marketers to bear a little bit of patience in order for buyers to get used to the new market.
She said with the construction of the new market, she is very confident that business activities will improve in the area and will help improved the local economy.
Supt. Karsue has also extended gratitude to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on behave of the marketers of the plantation for lobbing with Firestone to construct the market and is calling on the Government of Liberia to help pave roads leading to the new market in order improve movement during the rainy season.
For his part, the Field Coordinator of the Harbel Marketing Association Mr. Emmanuel Liyean advised marketers to do away with politics and focus on their businesses in order to contribute to the development of the nation in line with the Government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).
Liberia’s PRS articulates the Government’s overall vision and major strategies for moving toward rapid, inclusive and sustainable growth and development during the period 2008-2011.
The PRS is being implemented between April 1, 2008 and June 30, 2011 (the end of the 2010/2011 fiscal year).
The government sees this period critically important as Liberia shifts from post-conflict stabilization to laying the foundation for inclusive and sustainable growth, poverty reduction, and progressing toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the PRS paper states.
The donor-dependent US$1.6bn program is crafted with four major pillars including enhancing peace and national security, governance and the rule of law, economic revitalization and rehabilitation of infrastructures and delivery of basic social services.
Firestone Liberia in recent months demolished the old market site in Camp-One for the construction of a new residential community to be called “Harbelville.”
The new market constructed by Firestone is being divided into sections with marketers placed in various categories to prevent congestion.
The market also has a play ground for children, stores, hand pumps, warehouses, as well as other necessary market facilities to help carry on smooth business transaction.
Meanwhile the LMA has embarked on the construction of its head offices in the newly constructed market.
The office, when completed, will host officers of the marketing association and help carry on the smooth operation of marketers. Contact: (231)6 270 297/ (231)77 935 297; E-mail: email@example.com