Minister Addy Promises Gov’t Support to Liberian Businesses

first_imgThe Minister of Commerce and Industry (MOC),Axel M. Addy, has promised more of Government’s support to Liberian-owned businesses operating in the Country.Minister Addy made the assertion on Friday, July 11 during the grand opening of Aminata and Sons new state-of the art filling station in Sinkor.According to him, the government is committed to helping Liberians “go into genuine and honest business” noting that each step in any good business should be taken towards improvement.He described the station as the “pride of Liberia” which has emerged from “a filthy station to a filling station” and is ready to serve and provide job for more Liberians.“When we say only Liberians can build Liberia, this is it. Toure cannot remove this and go anywhere; he has an investment and pays his taxes to Government,” Minister Addy said in his comments before launching the new station adding, “Toure, you have made us proud and you have given us reasons to believe in more Liberians.”The new Aminata Service Station magnificently stands on 17th Street in Sinkor with four pumps containing six electric fuel service pumps. The biggest supermarket of any service station in the area is within the new facility and as well as Peace Café, which is ready to provide breakfast for your desires.The station has also introduced the “Fuel Filtration Machine”. The machine has the capacity to carry out a thorough cleaning of vehicle fuel tanks. It separates and sucks out water from fuel in the tanks. Slots and particles in vehicle fuel tanks clog and damage the fuel injection system. The filtration machine is built to solve that problem; it has the capacity to dislodge slots and particles from the tank and improve fuel injection system.For his part, the Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum and Refinery Corporation (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams, has acknowledged the CEO & Managing Director of Aminata and Sons  for building a modern service stations in the country and providing jobs for thousands of Liberians.The LPRC boss observed that few years ago, Total-Liberia was the only filling station in the country that was selling brand on the market to consumers, “today, we are proud that Aminata and Sons has taken the lead too.”He noted that out of the ten importers of petroleum products, they have at LPRC; Aminata and Sons is in the third place, particularly when it comes to selling petroleum product on Market.“So, it gave me great joy and pride to be here today to see another station being open by Mr. Siaka Toure, CEO of Aminata & Sons,” he declared.Mr. Williams emphasized that Aminata & Sons filling stations are moving outside of Monrovia, “We need to decentralize the gas string sector of the petroleum market and SiakaToure is doing that.”Meanwhile, Mr. SiakaToure, CEO of Aminata and Sons filling stations, told the gathering that his company was upgrading its standards and outlook as a result of the constructive criticism from the Liberian people.“You said you were tired of the filthy stations, the old manual hand pumps. You said you were tired of all these and you were asking questions and now we have answered the questions and we have given you what you deserved – quality service stations with modern outlook,” Mr. Toure declared.He then thanked the Government of Liberia for creating the favorable atmosphere for good business that led to the banks believing in them.The Aminata and Sons Chief Executive Officer also extended appreciation to the banking community especially ECOBANK for it support.Aminata and Sons chief executive officer concluded by saying his filling station will continued to make the difference in Liberia by providing good service to its people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img