Firestone Liberia Partners With Liberian Construction Firms More Housing Constructed For Employees
HARBEL, Liberia, West Africa (September 21, 2007) - In continuation of Firestone Liberia's desire to improve the living and working conditions of its dedicated employees and their dependents, the company has accelerated the rehabilitation of its damaged facilities and the construction of new ones.
As part of such initiative to meet the housing needs of its dedicated employees, the company is partnering with local Liberian-owned construction firms.
Several firms are already under contract by Firestone Liberia and are currently constructing several housing units aimed at bringing more Liberians into the process of actively participating in the overall growth and development of their country.
The owners of these construction firms have expressed gratitude to Firestone Liberia for the recognition accorded them to secure contracts with the company. The New Altitude Construction Company and Satisfied Construction, among others, have all lauded the Firestone Liberia for the way that the company continues to improve in the area of housing on an accelerated pace. According to them, contracting the services of Liberian-owned construction firms affords Liberian construction professionals the opportunity to exhibit their talents and technical know-how in the construction industry. "It also enables us to compete with other foreign-owned construction firms operating in the country" they asserted.
Andrew Kollie, General Manager of New Altitude Construction Company, said that Firestone was doing well in partnering with Liberian-owned construction firms that he described as a boost to the reconstruction drive of Liberia. Mr. Kollie noted that, "with such partnership, local construction firms in the country will be fully empowered to contribute their quotas to the reconstruction efforts of Liberia." He further pointed out that such partnership, as initiated by Firestone Liberia, promotes the "Liberianization Policy" of government.
The intent of this partnership with Liberian-owned construction firms is to ensure that Liberians are afforded the opportunity to earn disposable incomes that will permeate in the Liberian economy. In other words, these firms hired the services of unemployed individuals and professionals in the implementation of these laudable developmental initiatives of Firestone Liberia.
For the General Manager of Standard Construction, Daniel W. Weah, his contract with the company is rewarding. "I think Firestone knows our output and this is why they decided to hire us; we have worked for Firestone in the past and did our best." He commends the company for its decision to work closely with Liberian-owned construction firms in its quest to rebuild damaged infrastructure. He said this has enabled war-affected youths, ex-combatants and jobless Liberians who are within the Firestone area and other parts to earn a living and contribute to the reconstruction drive of the country.