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IFAD Prexy Urges Media To Be ‘Voice of the People, Gov't’
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President Sirleaf greets Dr. Nwanze upon arrival at her office

 

 

IFAD Prexy Urges Media To Be ‘Voice of the People, Gov't’

MONROVIA, August 9 (LINA) - The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, has emphasized the need for the media to serve as the voice of government and rural people in particular.

He noted that the important role the media continues to play in the operation of government and the lives people in rural parts of the country.

Dr. Nwanze made the call Monday at a joint press conference held with Agriculture Minister Dr. Moses Zinnah at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Capitol Hill in Monrovia Monday.

He described agriculture as a business and not a mere poor man’s work as it generates wealth.

According to Dr. Nwanze, most wealthy countries began by investing in agriculture and rural transformation, noting that Liberia should not be an exception.

He said Liberia being a country with plenty of rainfall can achieve agricultural transformation once youth and rural farmers are provided the requisite support.

“You have young people that are motivated, a government that has the vision, you have the natural resources so agriculture is supposed to provide jobs for young people, particularly those in rural communities so that they will not have to move to urban settlements to fill slums,” he added.

 

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