Monrovia, Liberia for immediate release. After series of attempts and harassment by embattled chairman, Presley Tenwah finally strike with physical assault and death threats to every other incorporator and PATEL leadership who removed him as chairman of PATEL adding ” I will kill your one-by-one”.
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 Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia is pleased to notified the general public, all business associations, Liberia business association, Liberia chamber of commerce, traders, marketers, foreigners partners & Embassies and all well-wishers that through an act of a Board resolution duly signed by members of the board/incorporators dated August 11,2017, it was resolved that Mr. Presley S. Tenwah be dismissed as acting chairman of PATEL.
The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has signed a US$4.8 million Participating Agreement (PA) and Approval of Withdrawal Request for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through the World Bank Rural Finance Post Ebola Reconstruction Project with GN Liberia Limited Bank and BRAC Liberia, among others. The signing will enable access to US$ 4.8 million grant from the World Bank intended to make funding available to MSMEs on sustainable terms, strengthen the capacity of Liberia’s private sector financial institutions and banks to lend profitably to Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
The Incorporators, Executives, and Members of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) officially wishes to express through this release that Mr. PRESLEY S. TEHWAH is no longer chairman of the organization as of the 11th day of August, 2017.
This action was agreed upon by a majority vote of the incorporators, executives, and members of the organization and was based on the below listed reasons. (more…)
Good Afternoon Madam President and all Officials of the three branches Government, the Clergy, the Press and fellow neglected and deprived Liberian small business owners.
We would like to start by commending The Hon. Min of Finance Boima Kamara and the Internal Auditing Agency for exposing the entrenched corruption at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), especially the Private Sector Development Initiatives (PSDI) at MFDP which was meant to help struggling Liberian businesses to improve and not for crooks to quickly register new or fake businesses just to benefit from the loan and deprive real business people who needed it. The loan scheme itself was apparently created in secrecy behind closed doors in 2014. They were hiding it from us, the real business people, only for their friends and families to benefit. All this happened during the administration of former Minister Amara Konneh. Seemingly, he and his friend James Kollie, the then Deputy Minister shared the money mainly with Ministry of Finance officials, other government officials, their friends and families with bogus or fake businesses and certainly with no intention of paying back. In this regard, we strongly demand that former Minister Amara Konneh also be held accountable for his weak oversight.
Members of the 4th Estate
Members and affiliates of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL)
All well-meaning citizens of the Republic of Liberia
Distinguish Ladies and Gentlemen
We, the executives and officials of PATEL wish to use this medium to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciations to our people in the business community firstly, for yielding to the call of your leaders in closing their businesses on day one of our go slow action. We also acknowledged the supports of the ordinary citizens who have embraced the concept of PATEL in liberating our citizens form economic stagnations, and the press for flagging our voices throughout these times.