Liberia: President Weah to Launch Life Jackets for Artisanal Fishermen

(Flashback) President Weah launched the outboard motorize engines for fishermen


Approximately 12,000 artisanal fishermen across the nine coastal counties of Liberia are to receive free lifejackets to enhance their fishing activities.

According to a press release from the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), the President of Liberia, George M. Weah, is expected to officially launch the free life jackets this Friday at the New Kru Town fishing community in Monrovia.

The release said the initiative is one of the president's many flagship programs for fishing communities.

“The President, being conscious of the concerns of the fishermen with regards to their safety at sea and also being cognizant of the alarming death rates, has brought in four 40-foot containers of SOLAS recommended lifejackets to be distributed to each fisherman across Liberia,” said Emma Glassco, Director General of NaFAA.

Director Glassco described the lifejackets pending distribution as one of the best safety measures the CDC-led government wished to put in place for the fishermen.

The Liberian fisheries boss recalled that in March 2022, the President brought into Liberia, through NaFAA, four 40-foot containers of lifejackets for free distribution to fishermen across the country.