Criminalize Fronting! – Min. Tarpeh; Says It Undermines Liberianization

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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry says efforts are ongoing to make fronting a criminal offense because it is one of the key factors undermining the Liberianization Policy over the years, the Minister of Commerce Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh has said.
Professor Tarpeh, in a Commerce Ministry release on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Monrovia said the Commerce Ministry’s legal team has been working along with relevant stakeholders, particularly the Legislature, to enact a law that criminalizes fronting.
He said the Liberianization Policy which is meant to give Liberians the needed space in the commerce of their country continues to be undermined by some of the very people it was intended for.
The Liberian Chief Trade Negotiator called on well-meaning Liberians; especially those in the business sector to desist from practices that have the propensity to undermine government’s efforts to transform their lives.
He said fronting, among other vices will continue to give aliens and foreigners the edge over Liberians in the country’s business sector. According to the ministry’s official communication, Professor Tarpeh made the disclosure recently at his office during an interview with reporters.