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Deputy Trade Minister lauds NP

– unveils new fuel station in Kambia

IMPRESSED … Deputy Trade Minister, Alie Mansaray cutting the tape

IMPRESSED … Deputy Trade Minister, Alie Mansaray cutting the tape

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry has lauded the remarkable achievements of NP (SL) Limited over the years, including their expansion in neighbouring Liberia.

While officially unveiling the company’s new fuel station in Kambia, north of the country, Alie Mansaray said for the past fifty years the company has shown that Sierra Leoneans have the capability of managing their own business outfits.

“I think Sierra Leoneans should be proud that NP is the first private locally owned company that has been able to manage it affairs for so long. This new station has given Kambia a new face. We are tired to see our resources being taken away by foreigners,” he said. “NP is one of the entities that we should always clap for because they have stayed long and achieved a lot in the business of petroleum products.”

According to him, the opening of another station in Kambia is an addition to the many outlets NP has been able to establish across the country.

He noted that as a responsible ministry, their primarily aim is to ensure that the country has sufficient investment that is owned and managed by Sierra Leoneans.

Mansaray commended the people of Kambia for allowing the company to open the edifice, while urging them to ensure that the structure is protected and maintained.

“There are lots of benefits attached to this fuel station. Apart from the beauty that it will give to the township, it will also help to create job opportunities for the youth,” he added.

Also, Chairman Board of Directors, Mike Carroll expressed thanks and appreciation to the people of Kambia for according the company the opportunity to expand their business in the township as well as contributing to its success over the years.

“We hope that the people of Kambia will continue to support us to grow. We are changing the image of all our fuel stations across the country. I must confess that Kambia is a very good position for our business,” he noted.

He paid tribute to Dr. Alusine Fofanah, who he said helped them secure the land to build the station and disclosed that because of the trust and confidence they have in him, they have decided to hand over the station to him for proper supervision.

In his brief statement, Dr. Fofanah thanked the management of the company for the confidence reposed in him to manage the station and disclosed that the land was acquired four years ago.

While urging the people of Kambia and his staff to ensure the maintenance of the structure, the former Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Member of Parliament noted that NP continues to record success because of its strong leadership.