Firestone workers have agreed to end their protest for higher wages following an intervention from the Ministries of Justice and Labour, and the Margibi County Legislative Caucus.
The first phase of the World Bank-sponsored Youth Opportunities Project has ended, with organizers saying that it benefited 3,612 persons from 129 communities across the country.
All 45 divisions at the Firestone plantation were shut down early Wednesday when workers, mainly rubber tappers, laid down their tools in demand of US$8.36 as their daily minimum wage.
Subsistence farmers in Grand Bassa are calling for more support from the government and international partners to boost their businesses and reduce poverty in rural areas.
A female Liberian agriculturist, Zobo Luther, has underscored the need for increased citizens’ involvement in agriculture, if Liberia is to become self-sustainable in food production.
Workers of Firestone have put down their tools in demand of a US$8.36 daily minimum wage.
Liberia has revoked its recognition of Kosovo as an independent state, just as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed agreements of greater cooperation with Serbia.
The Liberia Agricultural Commodity and Regulatory Authority has announced that is has begun reopening government farms across the country.