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Citizens Vow To Restore Lofa As ‘Bread Basket Of Liberia’
MONROVIA, August 9 (LINA) - A non-political organization, the Voinjama District Youth for Development and Advocacy, has vowed to restore Lofa County as “the bread basket” of Liberia through a sustained program of agricultural activities.
In remarks when they met with Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at his Capitol Building office on Monday, August 8, to acquaint him with their plan, the president of the Organization, Mr. Jomah Amos Gizzie, said they will go all out to ensure that jobs are created through these ventures.
He noted that it is not the responsibility of Government alone to provide jobs for its citizens, saying communities as well have a responsibility to ensure job creation, said a release from the Office of the Vice President.
They informed the Vice President of the progress made thus far to once more restore Lofa County as the foremost food producing county, despite the challenges facing the organization.
According to Gizzie, the organization also aims to support economic growth and the reduction of poverty through agriculture which is the sure way of providing employment and to buttress the overall economic plan of the Government through poverty reduction.
Responding, Vice President Boakai thanked the organization for the initiative and pointed out that he would like to see more private sector involvement in the area of agriculture.
He said such organizations can operate through cooperatives which are agents of communities, the release said.
The Voinjama District Youth for Development and Advocacy has a membership of over 300 with Offices in Montserrado and Lofa Counties.
Also Speaking, Mr. Momo T. Cyrus, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia, who is also a citizen of Lofa and a supporter of the organization, said he has in his employ over 4,000 staff and will work with the organization to create more jobs, according to the release.