LTAA Inducts New Leadership
-Highlights Need For Economic Empowerment
The need for the passage of the Draft Liberian Business and Economic Act of 2018 by members of the 54th National Legislature was underscored recently during a ceremony marking the induction into offices the new corps of officers that will steer the affairs of the Liberia Travel Agency Association (LTAA).
In her induction speech at the Royal Grand Hotel in Sinkor, Ms. Alpha Tah, President of the LTAA who extolled the opportunity accorded her to be elected President of the LTAA emphasized the need for the passage of the Draft Liberian Business and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018 that is currently tabled before the Legislature.Madam Tah said, the passage would to foster the agenda of the LTAA, all Liberian businesses and the Government’s Pro-Poor agenda.
She admonished President George MannehWeah to sign the Act because, according to her, it addresses those major obstacles that entangle the growth and development of the Liberian businesses.
On the issue of asses to finance, Ms. Tah said, while Liberia was at a cross road with many challenges ranging from unemployment and lack of opportunities, the Liberian travel agencies have been suffocated in “our tiny market” by foreign business entrepreneurs something she said, was wrong and needed to be stop.
She called for a better working relationship that would see the LTAA becoming what it was before the civil conflict.
For his part, Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe who served as Guest Speaker and performed the induction exercise urged the new leadership to work hard by engaging other international partners and the government of Liberia for the sector to be recognized to get the right platform.
Min. Nagbesaid, there was a need for the government to conduct inspection of travel agencies premises but pointed out that these inspections are to be harmonized in a way not to affect the operations of the travel industry.
At the induction ceremony, Mr. Joseph N. Wamah Sr. Chairman of the Board of the LTAA delivered a brief history of the Association while the Secretary General of the BAR, Frederick of SN Brussel also made remarks.
Other officials inducted into office were Mrs. Marian A. Cooper, Vice President, Ms. Rose F. Siaffa, Secretary, Ms. Patience Hamilton, Financial Secretary and OrethaNorring, Chaplain.