The Cheaitou Brothers has established Liberia’s first ever mayonnaise manufacturing factory dubbed “the Blue Lake Mayonnaise” located on the Freeport Road in Monrovia.
The official opening of the company which brought together several diplomats including government officials among others is expected to reduce the unemployment ratio in thew country.
Officially cutting the ribbon, Liberia’s First Lady, Marie Weah lauded the Cheaitou brothers for establishing the country’s first mayonnaise factory thus describing the endeavor as a significant improvement to the national economy.
Madam Weah also welcomed the Cheaitou brothers’ initiative which she emphasized will buttress government effort through the provision of job opportunities for several Liberians as well as help boost the country’s economy.
“Several years ago, the CEO of the Blue Lake mayonnaise factory approached me explaining his intent to open a factory here in Liberia, and what got my attention was the fact that the company would provide jobs for Liberians who are unemployed, which will obviously reduce the unemployment ratio in Liberia,” she said.
The First Lady further expressed her excitement that the brand name, “Blue Lake,” was proposed by her due to her love for the Blue Lake in Bomi County, adding that the name Blue Lake Mayonnaise will attract more Liberians to buy the locally made mayonnaise.
The Blue Lake Manufacturing Incorporated Chief Executive Officer, Houssein Cheaitou, stated that he was inspired to make a difference in the business sector by producing quality mayonnaise that suits the tastes of all.
Mr. Cheaitou added that the new brand of mayonnaise, which is now available in the Liberian market, will not only present a better alternative but will also help reduce the importation of such products from abroad. A reduction in imports would help boost Liberia’s gross domestic product and GDP.
According to him, the quality of mayonnaise offered in the Liberian market was too salty, oily, acidic, or sour, prompting consumers, including diabetics, to refrain from consuming the product.