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Liberian entrepreneurs ask to prioritize Vendors Register

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Commerce Minister, Axel Addy
Commerce Minister, Axel Addy

(elbcradio.com/June 2, 2015)-Commerce Minister, Axel Addy, has challenged Liberian entrepreneurs to take advantage of the vendors register introduced by the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC).

Minister Addy said Government was spending millions of dollars to buy goods and services, noting: “If government changes its spending behavior, US$95-million worth of business opportunities will be available for Liberian businesses.”

The Commerce Minister made the observation recently when he launched the PPCC’s Vendors Register at the Monrovia City Hall.

“The lack of consumer’s appetite for made-in-Liberia goods and services is hindering the growth and development of Liberian businesses,” he also said.

“This must be changed to advance Liberian-owned businesses,” Minister Addy emphasized.

The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of PPCC, Prof. Willie Belleh Jnr. Said: “Liberian businesses must protect the economy in doing away with fronting for foreign business or individuals and that constitutes crime”.

He admonished that the process would enable government establish accountability and a broad- base opportunity for companies participation in making business with government.

The launched of the Vendors Register also is Liberian businesses with twenty five per cent tax-free contracts in competitive government’s bidding

At the same time, the Liberia Business Association (LIBA) President, Dee Maxwell Kemayah, has assured the PPCC that members of LIBA across the country will register to ensure their participation in the public procurement process.

Mr. Kemayah said the vendors register will provide an opportunity for Liberian businesses and companies to fully participate in government bidding process.

The government bidding process includes contracts, supply of goods and services, in the hands of foreign businesses and companies.

 


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