Lofa Vows to Regain Breadbasket Status

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Lofa County is to be restored as the breadbasket of Liberia in food production according to a nonpolitical organization, the Voinjama District Youth for Development and Advocacy (VDYDA).

The group made the commitment recently when they met with Vice President Joseph N. Boakai on Capitol Hill to inform him of their plans which they intend to carry out through sustained agricultural activities.

According to the group’s president, Jomah Amos Gizzie, the VDYDA will ensure that jobs are created through their agricultural ventures.

Gizzie informed Vice President Boakai about the group’s progress thus far in reclaiming Lofa County’s lost glory.

According to Gizzie, VDYDA aims to support economic growth and the reduction of poverty through agriculture.

Vice President Boakai thanked the organization for the initiative and pointed out that he would like to see more private sector involvement in agriculture.

He said such organizations can operate through cooperatives, which are agents of communities, according to a press release from the group.

The VDYDA has a membership of over three hundred with offices in Montserrado and Lofa.

Mr. Momo T. Cyrus, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia, (SEGAL) who is also a citizen of Lofa and a supporter of the organization, said he has in his employ over four thousand staff, and will work with the organization to create more jobs.

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