In Liberia, the provision of school meals has depended almost entirely upon the importation of food, thereby offering nothing to struggling farmers and agro-enterprises.
Liberia’s Agriculture Minister, Mogana S. Flomo, Jr., has pledged his government’s support to farmers’ cooperatives as a way of fulfilling his vision of making Liberia food-sufficient within four years.
A group known as the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia has voiced its disapproval with Pres. George Weah’s decision to reduce the budget of the several ministries and agencies in his recast budget submitted to the legislature.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has fined one of Liberia’s largest supermarkets, the Abi Jaoudi Supermarket, for selling expired meat and associated products on the market.
In the current Liberian context, a pro-poor form of governance demands stabilizing recurrent expenditure and increasing investment in public capital (goods) and other social services that enhance the productive capacity of the poor.
President George Weah has appointed 19 local government officials in Bong, completing the list of appointments for local officials in the county.
Members of the Dokondan Farmers’ Cooperative in Gbendi received a tractor worth over US$50,000 from a USAID-funded project.
A much-needed rehabilitation of a 43.5-kilometer rural feeder road in Central River Cess District has begun.