By: King Brown (Grand Bassa County Correspondent)
Residents of Grand Bassa second administrative district have agreed to divert over US$47,000 towards two agriculture projects in their district.
According to the District Statutory Superintendent Mr. Mike Vambram, the citizens of Neekreen statutory have also agreed to allocate 50 acres of land for the planting of cassava and palm that would be used in Liberia and others African countries.
Mr. Vambram said agriculture is what every well-meaning individual must embark upon to make the country self-sufficient.
“The way to move this county forward is through agriculture because it gives back to any nation and brings development. If China and other countries can feel themselves including Liberia than we should also do the same as Liberians.”
Supt. Vambram who is also the Chair of all Statutory Superintendents in Grand Bassa, assured the residents that resources generated from the farms will be used to empower them through jobs, empowerment of marketers, provision of scholarships to school-going children, and building of Town Hall, Schools, among others.
According to him, the increase in commodities prices on the Liberian markets is due to a huge percentage of the country’s population not engaging in agriculture activities.
“When there are more farmers and farms in Liberia, there would also be more agriculture produce in the country, and the prices of food would drop and that will also put everyone in a better chance to buy whatsoever they want.”