The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has announced the arrival of four 40-foot containers of 600 pieces of Japanese Yamaha outboard engines in Monrovia.
A NaFAA press release quotes the Director General, Emma Metieh Glassco, as saying that “the 600 pieces of outboard engines are intended for free distribution to fishing cooperatives within the nine coastal counties.
She also mentioned that the pending free distribution of the outboard engines to fisheries cooperatives across Liberia is George Weah Administration’s way of transforming the livelihood of local fishermen, thus putting them on par with their foreign counterparts. Glassco stated that the free motor engines are meant to enable Liberian fishermen to navigate distances, increase their catch and earn sufficient money from huge fish supply on the markets.
Months ago, NaFAA began the distribution of free thread nets in exchange for rubber nets in Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi and Grand Bassa counties. The exercise is expected to be extended to other coastal counties.
“Meanwhile, NaFAA is pleased to announce to the public that President George Manneh Weah will serve as chief launcher at the official launch of the 600 pieces of outboard engines in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County on October 23, 2021,” Glassco said.