SBE Act ‘Taking Effect’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told the nation that the Small Business Empowerment Act (SBE) is now taking effect in the country. Delivering her state of the nation address on Monday on Capitol Hill, Madam Sirleaf said the Act, which was launched last year, requires all government entities to spend a minimum of 25 percent of their procurement budget on goods, services and works from Liberian owned businesses, five percent of which must be directed to Liberian women owned businesses. Based on the current budget, she assured that a total of U$70 million could be injected into the Liberian economy through Liberian-owned businesses to ensure that they are properly funded and capacitated.President Sirleaf said already 104 of 6000 Liberian businesses have registered free of charge and are in compliance with the process established by the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC). “We urged all Liberian owned-businesses, including the media and law firms to register and take advantage of the 25 percent preference which will help the country achieve this objective, noting that, it is important that all three branches of government make maximum effort to ensure full implementation of the law which benefits our people,” she said.She however used the occasion to recognize two dynamic entrepreneurs, one in the agriculture sector – Mr. Mahmud Johnson of J-Palm Liberia, who processes palm kernel for oil; and Mr. Alex Garley of Garreston Steel, a manufacturer of nails. Several small-scale and medium scale operations from copybooks manufacturing, printing, rubber wood and meat processing, and hospitality have potential to grow in size. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH

first_imgO’CONNORThe sudden death has taken place of Paddy O’Connor, The Roughan, Lifford. His remains will repose at his late residence from 4pm today. Funeral from there tomorow, Thursday at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Murlog, Lifford, followed by burial in Ardmore Cemetery, Waterside, Derry. Family flowers only please – Donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny. House private please from 11pm to 11am.GALLAGHER The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Vincent Patrick Gallagher, Foyfin, Castlefinn, and formerly of Ardara. Funeral from 141 Laurel Drive, Strabane on Thursday morning at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Columba’s Church, Doneyloop, followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital, c/o William Kee Funeral Director, 1A Finn View, Strabane, or any family member.KYLEThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Margaret Kyle, Greenhill, Letterkenny. Requiem mass on Thursday at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Ramelton, followed by burial in Killydonnell Graveyard. Family flowers only please – Donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o any family memberOBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH was last modified: July 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more