Monrovia, Liberia: President George Manneh Weah has said it was important for the Liberian Business community to have a business-friendly atmosphere so that the financial problems and challenges being faced by Liberians can be overcome.
The Liberian Leader spoke on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 when met with the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium at his Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia.
The essence of the meeting was to acquaint the President with prevailing challenges faced by the business community as the government seeks to create a conducive business-friendly climate for its citizens especially business people.
Monrovia, Liberia. It has come to the attention of the legitimate Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATE) that criminal action of impersonation and gross disrespect to the organization bylaws and continuous rebellion by Presley Tenwah.
We want to again remind the general public that Presley Tenwah is not the legitimate chairman of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL). Presley Tenwah was remove last year august 2017 for malfeasance including the art of distrust where he Presley S. Tenwah criminally change the article of incorporation of PATEL making himself chairman for life.
Monrovia, Liberia – After over 3 weeks of engagements with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA). The Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) which represent the Liberian business community reach a common ground with the LRA after a 3 hours meeting held at the office of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA). For the pasted three weeks over 41 containers of goods imported to the country was grounded due to very high customs duties, taxes and fees charged by the Liberia Revenue Authority on grounds that most of the products imported by Liberian businesses had limited custom documentation. The duties and taxes charged on 40-foot container with similar goods when from 8,980USD to 21,000USD.
The Acting Chairman of PATEL, Dominic Nimley, has described the Freeport of Monrovia as a slaughter zone for Liberian businesses. He said very high tariffs imposed by the APM terminals as well as double taxation on goods entering the country are unresolved challenges that are gradually killing Liberian businesses.
Mr. Nimley said the Freeport of Monrovia is a slaughter zone for Liberian businesses because its operations are taking most locals out of business. There are new measures that are currently being introduced at the Port that are inimical to the survival of local businesses, he noted.