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Gov’t Committed to Empowering Farmers, Official Assures
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Gov’t Committed to Empowering Farmers, Official Assures

By Korboi K. Gbelewala, Lofa County Correspondent

VOINJAMA, Feb 12 (LINA)-Lofa County Superintendent George Dunor has reiterated government’s commitment to empower farmers in Lofa County.

According to the Liberia News Agency, Superintendent Dunor urged the citizens especially the local farmers to work hard and complement government’s efforts to make the county self-sufficient in food and cash crop production.

According to LINA, Superintendent Dunor was addressing a group of citizens in Konia Town on Tuesday while on a two -day working visit to Zeyeama and Buluyeama Clans in Zorzor district.

The visit was to acquaint himself with the activities of the people of Zeyeama and Buluyeama and interact with them on issues pertaining to land and religious conflicts in the district.

He urged the citizens to change their perception that the development of the county is the responsibility of central government alone, saying it was also the responsibility of ordinary citizens to invest in infrastructure and promote local development.

Superintendent Dunor told the citizens that community development was paramount to the growth of Lofa County, and challenged public service officials to be committed and dedicated to the development of their communities.

According to LINA, during his two-day visit, Superintendent Dunor inspected ongoing construction work on the Zeyeal-Buluyeama road which is being carried out by Eco Wood as well as a four-bedroom bungalow for teachers which were constructed by the citizens of Barloma in Buluyeama clan to help ease the problem of accommodation for teachers in the town.

During the visit, the Lofa County Superintendent promised to formulate a County Local Economic Development Strategy Action Plan to stimulate the growth of the county's economy in a bid to create jobs and reduce poverty in the county.

LINA KKG/TSS

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