The executive director of Young Liberian Women Organization for Improvement (WOFIM), Madam Kona Kollie, has called on local farmers in the country to take agriculture serious.
Madam Kollie made the call recently in Lofa County, when she launched a-15 acre corn project in Yandohun Town, Kolahun District.
According to her, “The only way the country’s economy will grow is when everyone puts their attention on the sector.”
She said agriculture is the backbone of the economy of any country, which provides food and raw materials as well as employment opportunities for people.
Madam Kollie told the gathering that her dream is to expand the project in all 15 counties to encourage women and other farmers.
“We have another 50 acres of cassava project in Gbarpolu County and sooner or later, we will be going to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County to launch it,” she disclosed.
She said her organization is engaged in skills training mainly for women.
Serving as a launcher, Vice President Joseph Boakai thanked Madam Kollie for the project and urged Liberians to engage the soil in producing food for the people.
Veep Boakai pledged his support and promised to open a vocational institute that will help people gain knowledge in agriculture.
Meanwhile, the president of the Agriculture Union Network, Rep. Josephine Francis acknowledged the effort of Madam Kollie and called on other Liberians to emulate her good example.
The Montserrado County female lawmaker also donated several agriculture materials, including shovels and cutlasses for the smooth implementation of the project.