GNBCC GM Visits Liberia


GNBCC GM Visits Liberia

From the 30th of April to the 4th of May, GNBCC's General Manager travelled to Liberia to support and assist our subsidiary the Liberia Netherlands Business and Culture Council (LNBCC) during an important week. The LNBCC colleagues – Theo Dennis and Eline Terneusen – were involved in the organization of a training week in Monrovia. The training week consisted of:  a Logistics and/or Supply Chain Management training which was offered in cooperation with the Liberian Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) - this training was open to LNBCC Members and their staff; as well as a specific Customs training at the Liberian Revenue Authority (LRA) only open for LRA staff. 

Both trainings were handled by experts from Evofenedex, Dutch specialists in logistics and international entrepreneurship, and STC-Nestra, experts in applied research, consultancy and training for sustainable transport and logistics. On top of that, LNBCC assisted in getting the right contacts and introductions for the setup of a stakeholder meeting with the government and port people in order for the experts to execute a port assessment. The whole project was  financed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO). The training ended last week Friday with a certificate ceremony in the Millennium Hotel, Monrovia.

Our Dutch Ambassador, Mr Ron Strikker, visited Liberia, and co-hosted with the LNBCC the official reception to celebrate King’s Day on Thursday the 3rd of May. The reception organized by LNBCC was held at the Mambo Point Hotel, which used to be the Dutch Embassy before the 1st war in Liberia. The reception was very successful with an attendance of over 70 people including LNBCC Members, Dutch people living in Liberia, government representatives  and diplomats. LNBCC had organized, through a colleague of RvO from The Hague, some Dutch snacks; this was highly appreciated by all the guests. One of the targets of the reception was to get some more new members and we are convinced that in the coming weeks the number of LNBCC members will increase as a result!

Last but certainly not least, LNBCC was part of the official delegation of the Dutch Ambassador when visiting the honourable President of Liberia, Mr George Manneh Weah whom we met at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conversation was for the greater part formal and official but also covered the soccer success of Liberia in the WAFU-under 20 championship (The West African Football Union) who had then made it to the finals after winning from Mali. As soon as we have the pictures as proof, we will publish them on the FB page.

All in all a very successful week for the LNBCC!!
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