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Representative of District 8 in Nimba County, Larry Younquoi

 

Rep. Younquoi Wants GOL Make Position Known On Rice Project
By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

MONROVIA, August 7(LINA)-The Representative of District 8 in Nimba County, Larry Younquoi, has stressed the need for the Government of Liberia to make its position known on the Kpein Smallholder Rice Project located in the county.

Younquoi claimed that the project established in the 1960’s by government has been abandoned despite of the huge economic value it posits for the survival of the country and its people.

According to him, the Kpein Smallholder Rice Project and similar projects in Lofa and Bong Counties, among others, were established by the GOL in its quest to enhance food security in the country with the expropriation of at least 1, 500 acres of land in those areas.

He indicated that the Kpein Smallholder Rice Project which had a government-sponsored management team based at the site ceased operation in the late 1990’s due to the civil crisis, noting that since the cessation of hostilities in 2003, government has shown no interest in resuscitating the project.

Younquoi has therefore begged the indulgence of his colleagues to invite Agriculture Ministry authorities to appear before Plenary to give government’s position on the project.

The Nimba County Lawmaker’s concern was contained in a letter to Speaker J. Alex Tyler, dated August 6, 2015 and read in Session on Thursday, which was later turned over to the House Committee on Agriculture for review with the mandate to report in two weeks.
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