President Weah Dedicates Rice Mill, Other Projects In River Gee County

Monday, 22nd February 2021

Photo Credit: Executive Mansion

(Fish Town, River Gee County): The President of the Republic, H. E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, on Sunday, February 21, 2021 dedicated a Rice Mill in Jarkaken, River Gee County as part of activities characterizing his first nationwide tour.

 

The Combined Rice Mill has the capacity to produce about 18 metric ton of rice a day. It is part of the Ministry of the Agriculture Smallholder Agriculture Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project, SAPEC.

 

The African Development Bank (AFDB) funded the program under its Agriculture development support initiative.

 

President Weah said he was delighted to dedicate the Mill at the time the government is placing unusual emphasis and priority on sustainable agriculture development, which is an important pillar of the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

 

The government, he asserted, has initiated the program to support agriculture productivity and development towards achieving food security in Liberia.

 

The president has been using the tour to trumpet the need and excite the populace return to the soil so that Liberians grow what they eat and eat what they grow and to export food to external markets.

 

The Liberian Head of State dedicated other development projects in River Gee including the Fish Town Hospital Isolation Unit, a government of Liberia development program co-financed by the German Government through its Development Bank.

 

He thanked the government of Germany for its continuous support to the government and people of Liberia, stating that Liberia will be grateful.

 

In addition, President Weah similarly dedicated the refurbished Superintendent Compound in Fish Town.

 

Earlier at a Town Hall Meeting in Kiliipo Kanweaken, the President said he was disappointed seeing Kanweaken in the condition he knew it since the 70s.

 

He said: "That Kanweaken is still the same since 1975 and 1976 is a shame. There's a progress coming to this corridor under my administration. We are securing funds for this road to be fixed. The street lights project will be extended here and River Gee is part of the seven counties project."

 

He said the government install streets light powered by solar energy as kickstarter to revamping the once bustling commercial hub in that part of the country.