Liberians Urged to Use Business for Sustainability

first_imgThe proprietor of Uncle J Foreign Reclining Spot in Kakata City, Margibi County, Jacob Q. Ketteh, has urged Liberians to venture into the business sector for sustainability.In an interview with the Daily Observer recently in Kakata City, Ketteh said Liberia is endowed with numerous resources, among which are agriculture and the business sector that must be tapped by Liberians.Ketteh pointed out that though the business sector is an important and powerful economic force in post conflict Liberia, it continues to face challenges.He outlined several issues, among which include inadequate payment of taxes, corruption and the lack of business skills, among major hurdles that affect Liberian businesses in the country.“As a result, a business can keep a very slow pace of growth because of such limitations, which also include lack of vision and ineffective management,” Ketteh said.He added that the fact that Liberia has made significant strides in building an environment suitable for the business sector to thrive is an indication that with determination a business can grow.He said despite the decline in the prices of iron ore and rubber on the world market, he is presently cultivating rubber on one hundred acres of land in Margibi County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CON PUTS HIS FOOT IN IT …..AGAIN!

first_imgCon Holmes is always putting his foot in it.He did it again last Friday in dreadful weather conditions. Con didn’t juts walk from Letterkenny to Newtowncunningham – he did it in his bare feet.There were a few blisters but there was no stoping Con whose walk was in aid of NCDI our local community developmment project & the Breast Unit at LGH.Thanks to Mick & Irene Ferry, Sean & Kathleen Holmes who this walk had a special meaning for as a breast cancer patient, Eilish O Reilly, Marie Kelly, Karina Gildea, Oonagh Fullerton, Jimmy Gildea and a very special thank to Con’s grandchildren Amy & Clara Golden & Molly Gildea.The children walked a big part of the way, Amy  aged 16, Molly aged 10 & 7 year old Clara years  all did the walk. Con said he hopes to have managed to make a few euros for both these worthwhile projects and we should have the figure soon.And not one to put his feet up – Con was again back in the bare feet as he went for a ‘small’ 5k walk for the Newtowncunningham Community Playgroup 5KM CON PUTS HIS FOOT IN IT …..AGAIN! was last modified: June 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:barefoot charity walkCon Holmeslast_img read more