In an effort to expand its activities across Liberia, the Liberia Agriculture Commodities Regulatory Authority (LACRA) has setup a new management team at its Lofa Sub office with a mandate to regulate the production of agricultural products particularly cocoa, coffee and palm oil.
The team will immediately start with the monitoring of the production of oil palm, cocoa, and coffee ensuring that there is coordination between actors operating that part of the country.
The new Management team at the Liberia Agriculture Commodities Regulatory Authority (LACRA) headed by Dr. John S. Flomo Jr. along with his two Deputies Ronald Kekula Mends-Cole and Musa Konneh have been instrumental in revamping the entity which has been dormant for many years.
Immediately following their appointments, the three officials initiated renovation work at the entity’s main offices at the Freeport of Monrovia and began regular visitation at four of its sub-offices in Lofa, Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa in effort to reclaim some of the properties which were encroached on my locals.
Meanwhile, LACRA’s Deputy Director General for Operation and Technical Services, Hon. Musa Konneh who is currently visiting Central and northern Liberia on an inspection tour has called for total collaboration between those operating in the Cocoa sectors.
The Director, in a brief discussion, said he is so far pleased with the coordination between actors in thr sector something he said will yield fruitful results if such partnership continues.
The Liberia Agriculture Commodities Regulatory Authority was established by act of the National Legislature in 2014 to replace the Liberian Produce Marketing Corporation.
LACRA was established to promote production, processing and marketing of high quality agricultural commodities particularly cocoa, coffee and palm products, to ensure the provision of a well regulated market for cocoa, coffee and palm products for fair competition among all actors in the value chain.