President Weah, in a brief remarks shortly after the dedication of the new facility, said: “I am glad to be here today at the opening of the new Headquarters that will house the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry( LISCR). It is my expectation that these modern premises will help facilitate the crucial work that LISCR does on behalf of the Government of Liberia (GoL).”
” Despite the many challenges faced by the company, it continues to contribute significantly to the growth of the Liberian registry,” the Liberian leader acknowledged.
He said the Liberian Registry, as the fastest growing registry in the world and second largest for the fleet of vessels to fly the Liberian flag, speaks to the works of LISCR. Meanwhile, Dr. Weah urged the company and the LiMA to remain steadfast in their pursuit of seeking more international attraction and increase revenue generation.
For his part, LiMA Commissioner General, Eugene Lenn Nagbe, pointed out that the LISCR newly constructed Headquarters is in fulfillment of President Weah’s mandate that public entities should stop renting and construct their own buildings.
Commissioner General Nagbe underscored the need for Liberians to recognize the good leadership style of the government headed by President Weah void of politics.
Highlighting some of the government achievements, he named the newly constructed LiMA building, which will be dedicated soon, the Headquarters of the National Port Authority (NPA) as well as the Headquarters of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC).
The LiMA boss also named the Ganta to Saclepea Road Rehabilitation, bragging that the government is making progress despite the withdrawal of the United Nations Mission in Liberia(UNMIL) and the outbreak of the health crisis.
“We have to recognize the changes that are happening, that is to take away politics from realties that are happening. The realities are there to see, look at the new size of our national budget, it didn’t come by accident. We are realistic budgeters and we may exceed the budget that was recently presented by Minister Samual Tweh. It didn’t come by magic. It t is because the President along with his team put in the effort to increase revenue and to cut down waste in spending,” stated Commissioner General Nagbe.
“The President believes in tangibles and not mere talks, and as you can see, it has been manifested in the national budget. The IMF will by end of this month, publish the report of Liberia where you yourself will see the increase in GPD growth that shows that we are critically managing the country. With the publication of the report, some of the unnecessary noise has to stop, evidence based is glaring. And this comes at the time when there is no UNMIL that was injecting two million dollars into the economy directly, yet we are pushing and we will continue to make progress and deliver,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, the LiMA boss, among other things, assured Liberians that with the passage of the new Maritime Agreement by the National Legislature, Liberians will not be spectators in their own country in such a way that there will be more Liberian seafarers on the ships and more money coming in unlike before.