Business Day Liberia Releases List Of Personality Of The Year – 2017

As the year 2017 come  to an end to usher in a brand new year, 2018, the management of  the Southeastern Communication Network  Incorporated, publisher of  Business day Liberia(www. one of Liberia’s widely browse online newspapers is pleased as a way of tradition to highlight individuals and institutions that have made a noteworthy contributions during the year-2017.
The selections of these individuals and institutions was done through public sampling around the Country via email to our team of reporters stating clearly what their selection was made; given reason why their candidate should be considered.
Below listed names of individuals and institutions are those who have   been selected  given  their immerse contribution  to  society,
BDL Man of the year – 2017; Senator George Weah 
Senator George Manneh Weah is our MAN of the year – 2017; this selection was received overwhelmingly according to the number of nominations received from the general public with many stating, “Senator George Manneh Weah should be named as our man of the year in 2017; his to transform his native land, Liberia has come to a reality,” Abraham Johnson of Monrovia in his letter of nomination stressed. For Sarai Harris, “My man of the year 2017 is Senator George Weah, Weah has done a lot for this country, his nationalistic contributions over the years has proven that he is indeed a true leader, his presidency will help to redeem Liberia from the shackle of poverty,” Ms. Harris in her nomination said.
 BDL Woman of the year – 2017; Mary Broh
Madam Mary T. Broh is our WOMAN of the year – 2017; Madam Broh has won the admiration of many Liberians for her hard work, and stance to governance wherever she was placed to work for the people of Liberia. “General Broh has she is affectionately call is a woman of principle, I join others to name her as our Woman of the year – 2017,” Nathaniel Sebour of Redlight Paynesville in his nomination to the GNN stressed. Dozens of others who sent in their nominations said the same about the selection of Madam Broh as our Woman of the year.
Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa
Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa is our POLITICIAN of the year- 2017, this selection was done through a sampling collection from the public; his maturity in dealing with people politically gave him the edge over other nominees for this slot.
‘JFK’ as he is affectionately call has won himself mark of respect when he served as Chairman of the Special Presidential Taskforce that was given the authority to probe several prominent Liberian politicians and others who were accused of bribery and other crimes in the Sable Mining case discovered by the Global Witness an international whistleblower.
This high-profile case presided over by Cllr. Koffa with other legal minds drew international attention, admiring his stance to the handling of the case making sure that those who plunder the resources of the country face the raft of the law.
Due to his quest to see his people enjoy the wealth of their nation, Liberia he was elected as member of the House of Representative for his home county, Grand Kru County with the sole objective of seeking their interest in that august House.
 BDL Director of the year – 2017; Mr. Dewitt vonBallmoos
Mr. Dewitt vonBallmoos is our DIRECTOR GENERAL of the year – 2017; his professional services to the people of Liberia through his leadership at the National Social Security & Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) have won the admiration of employees of the institution and beneficiaries.
Through the instrumentality of vonBallmoos, the National Social Security & Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) got a new operating law which is called “An Act to Repeal Decree No. 14 of the People’s Redemption Council of the Armed forces of Liberia and to create a new Chapter 89 of the Executive Law Establishing the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation of the Republic of Liberia.”
The new Act replaces Appendix 14-1 to Decree No. 14 by the People’s Redemption Council of the Armed Forces of Liberia Repealing Chapter 89 of the Executive Law entitled An Act to Establish the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation of the Republic of Liberia and Welfare fun, which was used by NASSCORP for 37 years as its operating instrument.
Many of those who sent in their request for the selection of Mr. vonBallmoos as Director General of the year, also lauded his leadership’s effort in the promotion of social security in Liberia. Making specific reference of NASSCORP’s infrastructural development around the country, including the construction of a modern complex building located at the ELWA junction and the construction of the Corporation’s modern office complex.
 GNN Businessman of the year – 2017; Mr. George Haddad
George Haddad is our BUSINESSMAN of the year – 2217; Haddad is the owner of several chains of businesses that have absorbed hundreds of Liberians by providing them with job opportunities, while Liberians who are opting for higher education are given scholarships by George Haddad and his group of Companies.
Two of his companies, Prestige and the Alliance Motors Companies that have employed dozens of Liberians are currently facing difficulty in the collection of US$10.7 Million debts the Liberian Government owed. Despite of all of these difficulties being faced with Mr. Haddad and his companies, Liberians are still enjoying the employment opportunities at these respective business entities of this Lebanese businessman.

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