Commerce and Industry Minister, Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh says his institution will ensure that quality goods are always available on the Liberian market, affordable and prices stable. The Commerce & Industry Minister further says the government of the Coalition for Democratic Change of President George Manneh Weah will ensure that the lives of Liberians are transformed through appropriate programs and policies.
Minister Tarpeh, who made the observation over the weekend in Ganta City, Nimba County at close of a two-day Business Climate Forum, said President Weah’s leadership will translate his vision for the country into reality through workable and achievable programs rather than the erection of attractive and costly bill boards that will have no meaningful bearing on the lives of Liberians, especially ordinary citizens.
The Commerce Minister said taking the lives of Liberians from several years of desolation to appreciable level entails a lot, including job creation, keeping the country peaceful, stable and reuniting the entire citizenry.
The Commerce and Industry Minister noted further that the CDC-led administration will not be deterred by tactics by the opposition to distract the current Liberian government from doing its work.
The forum was organized by the Business Climate Working Group, under the theme: “Resolving Constraints to Trading across Borders.”
Minister Tarpeh also called on fellow political appointees not to get at each other’s throat, but to rather combine their respective efforts to translate the government’s Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development into concrete realities by offering the best of their service to country.
He said organizing gatherings of such nature is a timely idea that will always be supported by the Liberian government.
Touching on the role and functions of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Professor Tarpeh reiterated that the entity will ensure that quality goods are always available on the Liberian market, affordable and prices stable.
He also said Liberia is cognizant of the World Trade Organization provisions and will continue to uphold such.
Professor Tarpeh who is also Liberia’s Chief Trade Negotiator however disclosed that the Liberian government will equally ensure that its programs, policies and decisions are people-driven, adding that emphasis will continue to be placed on quality goods than quantity.
‘’Let it be very clear that the greatest interest of the CDC-led government of President George Manneh Weah is the Liberian people,” the Commerce and Industry Minister told the gathering,” a Commerce Ministry release signed by the Ministry’s Public Affairs Director Jacob N.B Parley concluded